AT&T Response to FCC’s Action on Real-Time Text (RTT)

The following may be attributed to Bob Quinn, AT&T Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory: “Moving forward with a proceeding to allow real-time text (“RTT”) communications to replace outdated TTY technology is long overdue and the right thing to do.  We are concerned, however, that the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) spends too much…

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FCC Approves AT&T’s Wi-Fi Calling Waiver

Attribute the following statement to Jim Cicconi, AT&T’s Senior Executive Vice President-External and Legislative Affairs: “We’re grateful the FCC has granted AT&T’s waiver request so we can begin providing Wi-Fi calling.  At the same time we are left scratching our heads as to why the FCC still seems intent on excusing the behavior of T-Mobile…

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California PUC completes review of AT&T and Leap/Cricket merger

The following blog may be attributed to Ken McNeely, AT&T California President. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) completed their extensive review of the merger between AT&T and Leap/Cricket on November 8, 2013, effectuating the transfer of Leap/Cricket California wireless registration to AT&T.  We appreciate the CPUC’s swift and fair consideration of the issues. Leap/Cricket…

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The Value of Universal Design

by Len Cali

Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy

Did you know that one quarter of the U.S. population consists of people who are elderly, have a disability, or both?  And 30% of households in this country have a family member with a disability.  With our aging population, roughly 10,000 people turn 65 every day.  And this trend is expected to continue for the…

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Bringing Accessible Technologies into the Cloud

As National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) comes to a close, we had the pleasure to attend the FCC Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility event last Friday in Washington.  Awards were presented for developments in mainstream or assistive technologies, standards and best practices.    Due to the hard work by our AT&T Labs colleagues (we mean you,…

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The Facts that Matter On Jobs and Diversity

by Joan Marsh

Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory

In a blog posting last week, Public Knowledge attempted to mount an attack on AT&T on two fronts:  jobs and diversity.  Faced with the unpleasant reality that those whose very mission is to promote and protect those agendas – labor unions and civil rights organizations – have enthusiastically endorsed the AT&T/T-Mobile USA merger, PK patronizingly dismisses…

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