A Most Unusual Deal

While the comment period on our merger with DIRECTV won’t close until November 5th, the recent round of filings allows us to take stock of where this deal stands in terms of both support and opposition.  And I’d have to say that, so far, we’re very encouraged. As my fellow telecom policy nerds know, the…

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AT&T Statement on the White House Initiative BuySecure

The following may be attributed to an AT&T spokesperson:  “AT&T applauds the White House for the steps it is taking, and its efforts to highlight the actions companies have taken, to protect consumer identification when they make retail purchases. AT&T values and respects the privacy of our customers and, to that end, employs a holistic…

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AT&T Statement on House Passage of Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T commends the House of Representatives for its passage of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, legislation that will continue to prohibit states from taxing access to the Internet.  With the vote today, the House declared that all Americans…

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Spectrum Sharing: Let’s Walk Before Running

by Stacey Black

Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory

The FCC recently released proposed rules for the 3.5 GHz proceeding, a proceeding that has received a lot of attention as it is the first attempt to apply the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report that promotes the sharing of federal spectrum with non-federal users. The Commission has identified this spectrum…

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The Continuing Evolution Of the Global Internet

by Len Cali

Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy

Twenty-five… global… and surpassing expectations!  That’s the Internet, driving economic growth, job creation, education, and production efficiencies; and enriching our lives and our communities, all around the world. The Internet works so well, and has expanded so quickly, that we tend to take for granted what made it possible.  All of this has been brought to citizens…

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Protecting our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

By Ed Amoroso, AT&T Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer AT&T applauds the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) on the release of its Baseline Framework to Reduce Cyber Risk to Critical Infrastructure.  President Obama’s February 2013 Executive Order directed NIST to improve our nation’s critical infrastructure cybersecurity by establishing a framework to “provide a…

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AT&T Statement on Bipartisan Spectrum and FCC Reform Legislation

Today, the Energy & Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3674, the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act and H.R. 3675, the Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act.  The following statement may be attributed to AT&T’s Executive Vice President-Federal Relations Tim McKone: “I want to applaud Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Subcommittee Chairman…

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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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AT&T Statement on Senate Approval of Wheeler, O’Rielly to FCC

The U.S. Senate last night approved the nominations of Tom Wheeler as Chairman and Michael O’Rielly as Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The following may be attributed to an AT&T spokesperson:  “I commend the Senate for approving the nominations of Tom Wheeler for Chairman and Michael O’Rielly as Commissioner of the FCC. Both…

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AT&T Statement on Debt Ceiling and Potential U.S. Government Default

DALLAS, Oct. 4, 2013 — The following may be attributed to AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson: “It is unthinkable that the United States could default on its financial commitments, and it would be the height of irresponsibility for any public official to consider such a course. In fact, even the discussion of default poses…

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