The following statement may be attributed to Jim Cicconi, AT&T senior executive vice president of external and legislative affairs.

“We are grateful to Rep. Eshoo for introducing legislation that will facilitate broadband deployment in areas where highways are being built with federal funding. This terrific bill provides an imaginative way to lower deployment costs while easing some of the inconveniences citizens encounter during the installation of fiber-optic communications cable. We look forward to continuing to work with the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Eshoo and Rep. Waxman, an original cosponsor. We appreciate their leadership in helping to get our nation to 100 percent broadband availability.”

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