AT&T Statement on O’Rielly FCC Nomination

WASHINGTON, DC – President Barack Obama announced yesterday his intent to nominate Michael O’Rielly as Commissioner to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  The following statement may be attributed to Bob Quinn, AT&T Senior Vice President-Federal Regulatory and Chief Privacy Officer:   “We are delighted that President Obama announced that he intends to nominate Michael O’Rielly to serve as…

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AT&T Statement on Nomination of Tom Wheeler for Chairman of FCC

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation today approved the nomination of Tom Wheeler for Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  The following statement may be attributed to AT&T’s Senior Executive Vice-President, External & Legislative Affairs Jim Cicconi: “We commend the Senate Commerce Committee for voting to approve Tom Wheeler…

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AT&T Response to the White House Announcement on Broadband and Spectrum Policy

Please attribute the following statement to Jim Cicconi, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President, External and Legislative Affairs: “Today’s announcement by the White House is important not just for the initiatives it lays out, but for the clear policy direction it sets.  We commend the White House for recognizing the enormous progress in US broadband deployment,…

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AT&T Response to President Obama’s ConnectED Plan

Please attribute the following statement to Randall Stephenson, AT&T Chairman and CEO: “We’re excited about the President’s proposals.  AT&T has been very involved in tackling problems confronting our educational system, and we believe ensuring every child has access to robust broadband connections in their school would be a major step.  AT&T is ready to do…

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AT&T Statement on Sen. Schumer’s Bill to Deter the Theft of Wireless Devices

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has reintroduced the Mobile Device Theft Deterrence Act, which would make it a federal crime to tamper with the unique identification number (IMEI) of a wireless device.  The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations:  “AT&T applauds Senator Schumer for…

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AT&T Statement on Sepulveda Ambassador Nomination

Please attribute the following to Len Cali, AT&T Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy:  “On behalf of AT&T I want to congratulate Danny Sepulveda for his nomination to become Ambassador for International Communications and Information Policy. We have had the pleasure of working with Danny on many important issues, and he possesses the experience,…

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AT&T Statement on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

The following may be attributed to AT&T’s Executive Vice President of Federal Relations Tim McKone: “Cybersecurity is a critically important issue for American consumers, businesses and the overall U.S. economy. AT&T supports the ‘Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act,’ bi-partisan legislation which provides legal certainty for the sharing of information on cyber threats as a part…

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Exploring All Available Tools

by Stacey Black

Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory

AT&T is pleased to have recently joined into an MOU with our fellow carriers, Verizon and T-Mobile, and the U.S. Department of Defense to test the viability of sharing 95 MHz of spectrum that is currently used by DoD and other federal agencies.  This spectrum is located in the 1755 to 1850 MHz spectrum band, which…

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Taking the Pledge to Never Text and Drive

By Charlene Lake, AT&T Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer Today, our Chairman, CEO and President, Randall Stephenson, unveiled new initiatives around AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign, our nationwide effort to educate Americans on the dangers of texting while driving.  We’re calling on people across the country to go to www.itcanwait.com…

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Unlocking Our Nation’s Spectrum Resources

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

Last Friday, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski weighed in on the appropriate spectrum policy for the country and got it absolutely correct.  The Chairman made clear he still favors clearing spectrum for auction, where appropriate, while we also explore new sharing ideas that have been developed.   He correctly noted that it’s not “an either/or choice” – we…

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