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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Remarks by AT&T’s Charlene Lake at NOYS Teen Distracted Driving Summit

Remarks by Charlene Lake, AT&T’s Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer, as prepared for delivery at the NOYS 2013 Teen Distracted Driving Summit today in Washington, DC: Javon, thanks for that warm welcome. Javon is no newcomer to saving lives. He volunteers his time training high school and middle school students…

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Bringing America’s Classrooms Into the Digital Age

by Hank Hultquist

Vice President of Federal Regulatory

Yesterday, we filed comments in the FCC’s proceeding to modernize the E-rate program to meet President Obama’s goal of bringing broadband to every classroom in America. We fully support this goal and we look forward to working with the Commission to make it happen. The current structure of the E-rate program does not reflect the…

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Spectrum Sharing Models above 3 GHz

by Stacey Black

Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory

AT&T and Google have filed a joint letter regarding the FCC’s innovative proposal to use the 3550-3650 MHz band as a way to promote major advances in spectrum sharing and small cells deployment, including “micro cells” and “het-nets.” The 3.5 GHz band, which is presently occupied by federal government radar systems, represents a significant and unique opportunity to experiment with spectrum…

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