Level 3 is Still Trying to Make Hay

by Hank Hultquist

Vice President of Federal Regulatory

Since November 30th, Level 3 has made five filings in the FCC’s Open Internet Proceeding in which it raised “net neutrality” concerns about the agreement it had previously reached to purchase connectivity from Comcast.  Yesterday, Level 3’s CEO sent another letter to the FCC and the Department of Justice in which he urged the FCC…

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I See Consensus, People

By Ellen Blackler, AT&T Executive Director – Public Policy I hope I’m not jinxing it by mentioning it, but there is a quiet and promising consensus emerging.  And, no, I’m not referring to the long-running debate surrounding the FCC’s Open Internet proceeding…We won’t know how that story goes until next Tuesday. What I’m referring to…

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Cupcakegate?

It’s Christmas. It’s time to make merry. It’s time for some cheer.  Yet, inexplicably, Public Knowledge has suddenly adopted an anti-cupcake agenda.  For many years AT&T has provided sweets to policymakers as well as journalists and others, who we work with daily.  Used to be cookies, now it’s cupcakes.  We just figured that after being…

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Honoring Our Warriors

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations

April was behind the microphone, her voice timid at first but growing in confidence with each word.  She was singing “O Holy Night” and her rendition was beautiful. O holy night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth. April is the wife of a US Soldier in residence…

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AT&T on Upton’s Appointment To Chair Commerce Committee

The House Republican Conference today approved the appointment of Congressman Fred Upton as Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.  The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T congratulates Congressman Upton on his appointment as Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. With his…

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NewsFlash: It’s Not Really Louder Just Because it Goes to Eleven

When I read earlier this week that Level 3 was trying to elevate its peering dispute with Comcast into some kind of a major net neutrality gaffe, I immediately typed into my search engine the names Cogent Communications and Level 3 to see if I hadn’t somehow slipped into an alternative universe over the long…

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