DTV Deadline for POTS-Part 2

by Hank Hultquist

Vice President of Federal Regulatory

As reported in my last blog, we recently filed comments in response to an FCC public notice on the transition from legacy networks and services to broadband. At the time, I had no idea how much interest this proceeding, and our filing, would generate. I came back from the holidays to find dozens of blog…

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In a Down Economy, Let’s Not Sneeze at $20 Billion in Investments

It’s always good to first talk about where you agree with someone before discussing the areas of disagreement. In that spirit we respond to the recent blog post by Susan Crawford. There is one point that we can agree — more spectrum is needed to avoid the looming crisis that the wireless broadband industry is…

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DTV Deadline for POTS

by Hank Hultquist

Vice President of Federal Regulatory

Yesterday, we filed comments on the 25th public notice released by the FCC on the national broadband plan. (Not including the original notice of inquiry.)  At this point, we’re all suffering from a bit of comment fatigue, and I’m sure that includes the people at the FCC who are writing the plan. But this particular public notice…

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FCC Proposes to Transition the Universal Service Fund

by Hank Hultquist

Vice President of Federal Regulatory

The Washington Post reports today that the FCC has proposed transitioning the Universal Service Fund, which currently supports the phone network, into a 21st-century fund that supports broadband. We think this is a great idea – in fact, 20 months ago today we filed a proposal at the FCC recommending just such a transition: In…

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Welcome

Welcome to the AT&T Policy Blog.  I’m excited to lay out what we hope to accomplish with the on-going dialogue you’ll find here in the days and months ahead. I’ve been in Washington, DC for a long time (some might argue too long!), both in government and in the private sector.  Over the years, I’ve…

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