AT&T Statement on Senate Confirmation of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today’s Senate vote to confirm Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai for a new term is a welcomed and wise decision. Chairman Pai has shown tremendous leadership during his short tenure as head of the FCC….

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AT&T Statement on Tax Reform Proposal

The following may be attributed to John Stephens, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer: “The tax framework released today is a big step toward meaningful reform that would encourage more investment and job creation in the United States. A significantly lower corporate tax rate will help U.S. companies compete with companies from…

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Privacy Must Keep Pace with Evolving Technology

By Jeff Brueggeman, AT&T Vice President of Global Public Policy Consumers rightly expect consistent privacy protections on the internet, no matter what service, device or company is using their data. It sounds simple, but it is increasingly challenging in practice as the amount and variety of online data continues to grow exponentially. And there is…

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AT&T Statement on Senate Confirmation of Rosenworcel, Carr to FCC

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory: “I want to congratulate Brendan Carr and Jessica Rosenworcel on their Senate confirmations to the FCC, which complete a deep bench of talent and expertise at the agency. Both are dedicated and respected public officials. Consumers and our industry will…

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AT&T Statement on AIRWAVES Act

Today, Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced the Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum Act, or the ”AIRWAVES Act.” The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T congratulates Senators Gardner and Hassan for introducing a unique bill to address the…

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A Day of Reflection after the Day of Action

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

Remember Dudley Do-Right?  He was the dim-witted but affable Canadian Mountie with the cleft chin who busied himself saving Nell from his arch enemy, Snidely Whiplash.  Snidely, of course, was always portrayed as a good nemesis should be – in a black coat and top hat, with a strangely menacing mustache and a greenish pallor. …

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When the Earth, Sun and Moon Align: Are we Witnessing Momentum for Legislation?

by Tim McKone

Executive Vice President of Federal Relations

This morning, Chairman Walden announced his intent for his Committee to hold a hearing on net neutrality in September, inviting companies from across the internet ecosystem to help craft a sustainable legislative solution.  Chairman Walden observed rightly that almost everyone is in agreement about fundamental open internet principles to prevent anti-competitive behavior such as throttling…

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The Real Debate Over The Open Internet

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

Yesterday, Chairman Pai announced that he would open a proceeding to revisit the question of whether Congress directed the FCC to regulate the internet using the regulatory framework adopted in 1934 for the monopoly-era telephone networks. To be clear, this proceeding is not about whether the open internet will continue to be protected and preserved….

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AT&T Statement on Chairman Pai’s Renomination to FCC

The following statement may be attributed to Bob Quinn, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs: “President Trump’s decision to renominate Chairman Pai to the FCC is a recognition of the tremendous value he brings to the agency. In just a few short weeks, Chairman Pai has demonstrated his commitment to making…

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