AT&T’s Cicconi on Net Neutrality Before Congressional Hearing

The U.S. House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology today held a hearing on H.J. Res 37, disapproving of the FCC’s net neutrality order, which the Commission adopted in December.  Jim Cicconi, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs, delivered the following statement: Chairman Walden, Ranking Member Eshoo, Chairman Upton, Chairman Waxman, Chairman…

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Panel Debates Universal Service for Broadband

By Joel Lubin, AT&T Vice President of Public Policy Last Wednesday, the Congressional Internet Caucus sponsored a panel discussion on the key hurdle to bringing broadband to all Americans – universal service and intercarrier compensation reform.  If you weren’t able to make the Congressional event you missed a riveting discussion (and no, we’re not being facetious)….

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The Grand Slam of Wrong

So, yesterday afternoon, Level 3 filed a three-page, single spaced letter to FCC Chairman Genachowski explaining to him that he didn’t really mean that the Comcast/Level 3 dispute is not covered by the FCC’s recently announced net neutrality rules and the press got it wrong. To do that, Level 3 set forth, in quotes, its…

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Moving Beyond the Rhetoric

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations

After seeing NAB’s latest salvo in the spectrum debate in the Feb. 7 issue of Communications Daily, I have to admit that I agree with NAB on one point:  it’s time to move beyond the rhetoric.  Let’s dissect NAB’s most recent retort. First, NAB claims that the “spectrum crisis” rhetoric is overheated.  There’s certainly been…

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AT&T on King, Thompson Public Safety Legislation

Congressman Peter T. King, Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson have introduced legislation (H.R. 607) to make more spectrum available to public safety for a nationwide wireless broadband network.  The following statement may be attributed to AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations Tim McKone: “Chairman King’s and…

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AT&T Statement on the Equal Access To 21st Century Communications Act

Background: Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Senate version of the Equal Access to 21st Century Communications Act. The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T is pleased with the passage of the Equal Access to 21st Century Communications Act, which will greatly…

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