Attribute the following to Bob Quinn, AT&T Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory and Chief Privacy Officer:

“Today’s announcement by the FCC to appoint a Technology Task Force to modernize its rules for the transition of traditionally regulated services to applications that ride on an IP broadband infrastructure is welcome news.  As AT&T pointed out in our recent filing, that transition is well underway with more than 70% of consumers having already migrated away from POTS service.  Addressing these issues in a comprehensive process that crosses the smoke-stacked bureau structure that is a remnant of an almost eight decades old telecom law is critically important.  The Task Force created today by the Commission seems like a logical step towards that comprehensive process.  We look forward to working with the FCC and others to ensure we have the right policies in place to promote investment in 21st century communications infrastructure.”

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