Administration’s White Paper On Privacy Strikes Positive Tone

By Jeff Brueggeman, AT&T Vice President of Public Policy and Deputy Chief Privacy Officer Collaboration, consensus and consistency are key design principles in developing good public policy.  And we’re encouraged that a white paper issued yesterday by President Obama’s Administration embraces those principles. All of us have a stake in the Internet ecosystem – whether it’s…

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Keeping the Internet Safe

The following may be attributed to an AT&T spokesperson: “Keeping the Internet safe for consumers to browse, transact business and communicate is an important objective not only for AT&T but any other business that operates online. “AT&T has a long history of working with the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies of federal and…

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Making the Digital Textbook A Reality for our Schools

By Xavier Williams, AT&T Senior Vice President of Public Sector and Healthcare: Yesterday, I participated in a great town hall event here in Washington to kick off the first ever National Digital Learning Day, of which AT&T is a proud sponsor.  For several months now, AT&T has been working closely with the Digital Textbook Collaborative, composed…

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AT&T Response to Former FCC Chair’s Remarks on Spectrum Auctions

AT&T spokesperson responds to comments made by former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt regarding spectrum auctions: “Despite Reed Hundt’s recollection, the FCC’s track record on auctions is not an unbroken string of successes.  In fact, Hundt’s tenure saw perhaps the biggest single fiasco of this sort, the PCS C Block auction.  In that situation, the FCC used…

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What a Difference a Day Makes

The business, education and advocacy communities have joined forces to observe Data Privacy Day tomorrow.  In the past several days, programs have been held around to world to raise awareness about privacy issues.  We at AT&T were delighted to take part by sponsoring and participating in a National Cyber Security Alliance forum, which was held…

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AT&T Response to FCC Staff Report

The following may be attributed to an AT&T spokesperson:  We expected that the AT&T-T-Mobile transaction would receive careful, considered, and fair analysis.   Unfortunately, the preliminary FCC Staff Analysis offers none of that.  The document is so obviously one-sided that any fair-minded person reading it is left with the clear impression that it is an advocacy piece, and…

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Promoting Broadband Adoption

The following may be attributed to an AT&T spokesperson: “We applaud the strong leadership of FCC Chairman Genachowski to address the broadband adoption puzzle.  Broadband adoption promotes educational and employment opportunities and strengthens participation of all in our economy.  We are proud of our efforts to support, partner and participate actively in a number of…

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AT&T Statement on EAS Test

The first ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System is set for Wednesday, November 9, at 2:00pm EST. The test is being conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). You may attribute the following statement to AT&T’s Vice-President-Federal Regulatory…

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Supporting Free Expression . . . As Long As We Agree with You

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

Media Access Project, or MAP, fashions itself a “non-profit law firm and advocacy organization” that works on behalf of the public “to promote freedom of expression.”  Indeed, one of MAP’s primary objectives is to protect the public’s First Amendment rights by ensuring “universal and equitable access to media outlets.” But apparently those rights extend only…

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Sharing Responsibility for Cybersecurity

by Chris Boyer

Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy

In October, when most people are thinking of pumpkins and changing leaves, we’re thinking of cybersecurity and we’re not alone.  Joining with other members of the industry, government and non-profit organizations, we’re celebrating National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Earlier today, I participated in the official kickoff event for the month, the 2011 Michigan Cyber Summit, which…

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