Boxes Tumbling Down

Yesterday, in a speech to the New Democrat Network, my friend Tom Tauke added some fuel to a simmering debate. I’m glad he did. Ever since the January oral argument in the Comcast-BitTorrent case, there’s been speculation about the FCC’s authority over broadband Internet services.  And as Tom reminds us, this question is linked to…

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Jim Cicconi’s Opening Remarks from “National Broadband Plan: The Early Reaction” at The Press Club

The Technology Policy Institute and the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy hosted a discussion today on the FCC’s newly announced National Broadband Plan. Panel discussions focused on the plan’s impact on investment and broadband penetration. AT&T’s Senior Executive Vice President, Jim Cicconi participated in a panel titled “Increasing Incentives to Innovate and Invest.”…

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Sisyphus, VoIP and the National Broadband Plan

by Hank Hultquist

Vice President of Federal Regulatory

One of the best things about the National Broadband Plan is that it recognizes that to achieve its goals for broadband, the FCC must finally deal with certain issues that have been on its plate for years, like reform of universal service and intercarrier compensation.  AT&T has been trying, with others, to roll those rocks…

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Cybersecurity and the National Broadband Plan

by Margaret Boles

Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs and Federal Media Relations

Authored By Jim Bugel, AT&T Assistant Vice President, Public Safety and Homeland Security As we continue to sift through the details of the FCC’s 300-plus page National Broadband Plan, one clear theme that stands out is the Commission’s commitment to address cybersecurity.  As more and more consumers gain access to broadband and incorporate it in their…

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Comments by AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson on the FCC’s National Broadband Plan

by Margaret Boles

Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs and Federal Media Relations

After over a year of debate, discussion, comment, hard work, and planning by the FCC, tomorrow the National Broadband Plan will be released to the public and delivered to Congress. While we’ve not yet seen the details, the FCC, led by Chairman Genachowski, has conducted a thorough process, welcoming public input and participation, and we…

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Should Cisco Be Censured for its CRS-3 Innovation?

by Rich Clarke

Assistant Vice President of Public Policy

The last several years must have been very frustrating for the technology policy counselors at groups like the New America Foundation.  One of the main theses animating their continued recommendations for greater government regulation of the Internet is that the privately-owned IP networks that constitute the Internet will choose to starve it of transmission capacity…

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“Never Waste a Good Crisis”

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” famous words from Rahm Emanuel early in the Obama Administration. Emanuel’s point was that a crisis is an opportunity to do things you thought you couldn’t do before and, at a recent education summit, Maine Governor John Baldacci quoted Emanuel in reference to our educational…

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Who is Going Mobile…

by Chris Boyer

Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy

A couple of weeks ago, AT&T had the privilege of hosting U.S. Ambassador Melanne Verveer, her staff and several other technology companies as part of the European American Business Council’s (EABC) Silicon Valley Forum.  At the gathering, we discussed how technology, and specifically mobile services, could be used to empower women and girls worldwide. A…

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Broadband and People with Disabilities

By Susan Mazrui, AT&T Director of Public Policy Today, the Silicon Flatirons Center, in conjunction with the American Association of People with Disabilities, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, and the Federal Communications Commission hosted a conference on “The National Broadband Plan and Accessibility for People with Disabilities.”  It brought together all parties concerned –…

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A Primer on Pumping

by Hank Hultquist

Vice President of Federal Regulatory

I’ve long thought that I could write a book about various absurdities associated with intercarrier compensation. But, as my wife has pointed out to me (repeatedly), there are no more than a couple of dozen people who would be interested in reading such a book. Since they’re probably the same couple of dozen people who…

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