Greetings from Brussels

Jim Cicconi discusses his recent trip to Brussels, Belgium, where he participated in a Transatlantic dialogue with European leaders. The discussions focused on important issues and challenges facing Europe and the United States.  While in Brussels, Jim delivered the keynote at the Center for European Studies (CES) forum on “The Challenges to the Creation of…

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“I Want my QoS!”

by Hank Hultquist

Vice President of Federal Regulatory

I had the honor of participating in a terrific panel the other day at ITIF. The panel was about the idea of “managed services,” and much of the discussion focused on the value of QoS (quality of service) and prioritization on the Internet. Happily, it was a dogma-free zone.  But, unfortunately, that hasn’t stopped some from…

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Another Significant Step Forward for BITAG

Today, Dale Hatfield announced another significant milestone for the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG).  For the acronym junkies, you’ll want to know that after careful debate and deliberation, befitting a room of technical experts and engineers, the group agreed that the preferred pronunciation would be Bee Tag – perhaps a harbinger of the group’s…

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Game-Changing Solutions For Small Businesses‪

By Cathy Martine, AT&T EVP-Small Business Solutions & Alternate Channels Last week, President Obama signed the monumental Small Business Jobs Act, a major victory for small businesses that will help them to expand their businesses and create jobs–something sorely needed in these tough economic times.   AT&T sees this bill as a positive step for small…

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AT&T Statement Regarding Open Internet Legislation

The following may be attributed to an AT&T spokesperson:  “After months of hard work, we were pleased to reach an agreement with Chairmen Waxman and Boucher on compromise legislation that would ensure the openness of the Internet while protecting investment – all without new, intrusive FCC regulation. While we are disappointed that it was not…

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AT&T Statement on the Equal Access To 21st Century Communications Act

Background: Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Senate version of the Equal Access to 21st Century Communications Act. The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T is pleased with the passage of the Equal Access to 21st Century Communications Act, which will greatly…

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It Takes a Village

by Chris Boyer

Vice President of Global Public Policy

Cybersecurity.  Cyberwarfare.  Cyber criminals. The words alone are unnerving and the issues they raise are challenging and deeply complex.  I’ve been working in this area for a while now and I’m still amazed by its ever-changing landscape.  Protecting our nation’s networks is critical and a top priority for network operators as well as regulators and…

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AT&T Statement on FCC’s E911 Location Accuracy Order

by Margaret Boles

Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs and Federal Media Relations

Washington, D.C. – The FCC today adopted an order that establishes performance benchmarks and an implementation schedule for wireless carriers when providing enhanced 9-1-1 (E911) location accuracy at the county level, instead of the current network-wide metric.  In addition, the Commission released a further notice of proposed rulemaking and notice of inquiry to address various…

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AT&T Statement On Broadband for America Poll

by Michael Balmoris

Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs and Federal Media Relations

Today, Broadband for America released a survey that found that more than 75 percent of respondents agree that the Internet is currently working, and more than 55 percent oppose federal government regulation of the Internet. The following may be attributed to an AT&T spokesperson:  “This poll demonstrates once again what most everyone involved with the…

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