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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AT&T Applauds the Selection of Congressman Walden to Chair the House Energy & Commerce Committee

Yesterday, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) was selected to chair the House Energy & Commerce Committee. The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T applauds the selection of Congressman Walden to Chair the House Energy & Commerce Committee.  He has played a critical role in shaping our…

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A Personal Note

by Joan Marsh

Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory

This week, I am privileged to take over leadership of AT&T’s Federal Regulatory team in AT&T’s DC office. I take the reins from my mentor, boss and friend, Bob Quinn, as he rises to succeed Jim Cicconi, who leaves us for the next chapter of his life and a richly-deserved retirement. This opportunity comes to…

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AT&T Statement on FCC’s Decision to Delay Vote on Set-Top Box Proposal

The following may be attributed to Bob Quinn, AT&T Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory: “In light of the limited information that has been publicly disclosed, AT&T supports the call for additional review and public comment on the FCC’s modified set-top box proposal. We have always said that this complicated technology mandate is unnecessary given…

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AT&T Statement on Court Decision Overturning FCC on Muni Broadband

The following may be attributed to Jim Cicconi, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs: “This case was never about the best way to get broadband into rural communities. It was about whether the FCC had legal authority to preempt state law.  Despite clear Supreme Court precedent, and without explicit preemption authority…

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AT&T Welcomes ITC Report on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement

Yesterday, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), an independent agency, released its report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “We are encouraged by the ITC’s report, which finds that the TPP would help develop cross-border trade in services and…

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Regulation over Innovation…Again?

by Bob Quinn

Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs

Yesterday, 60 members of Congress joined an already significant chorus of bipartisan Congressional voices questioning the impact that Google’s set-top box proposal will have on consumers and the broader video marketplace.  This time the focus was on the negative impact the Google proposal would have on the ability of smaller/rural video providers to continue innovating…

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Congress, Not the Courts, Should Decide Apple Case

By David McAtee, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel Today, AT&T filed a “friend of the court” brief with the magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, urging the court to vacate its order requiring Apple to take some fairly extraordinary steps to assist the FBI in…

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AT&T Statement on Mobile Now Act

The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T commends Chairman Thune and Ranking Member Nelson on the Senate Commerce Committee’s approval of the MOBILE NOW Act.  This bipartisan bill is a step in the right direction – ensuring more spectrum is made available for commercial use…

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Jim Cicconi Reflects on 20 Years Under 1996 Telecommunications Act

To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, the Federal Communications Law Journal (FCLJ) has compiled 32 essays from people who were “involved in the Act’s drafting, implementation, and attendant legal challenges.”  Below is an excerpt from a piece written by Jim Cicconi, AT&T’s Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs:…

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