Facts not Fiat

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

Today, AT&T filed its response to a July 27 Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL) issued by the FCC for alleged violations of the lowest corresponding price (LCP) requirements of the E-rate program.  These rules say that in order to participate in the E-rate program, a carrier must charge a participating school, library or consortium no…

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TechGirls: My Day with the Next Generation of Innovators

The following may be attributed to Amy Alvarez, AT&T Executive Director of International External Affairs: For the past two years, I’ve had the privilege to host TechGirls – an international exchange program for girls from the Middle East and North Africa – at AT&T’s office in D.C. for a day of job-shadowing. It’s one of my favorite…

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Anchor Institutions or a Digital Bridge to Nowhere?

by Hank Hultquist

Vice President of Federal Regulatory

One of the most important issues that the FCC should examine in considering a proposal to expand its E-rate programs, is the issue of “dark fiber.” Dark fiber refers to fiber optic cable that has not been activated, or “lit,” for use. Some people are saying that the FCC should expand E-rate by expending limited Universal…

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Encouraging the Next Generation of “TechGirls”

Please attribute the following blog post to Amy Alvarez, AT&T Executive Director, International External Affairs: Women play a vital role in driving innovation at AT&T and we’re working to encourage more minorities and women to enter the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The shortage of women in the technology sector has been well documented….

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AT&T Statement on LEAD Commission’s Report

Please attribute the following statement to Charles Herget, AT&T AVP-Education Leadership: “We are pleased with Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission’s direction for enhancing education technology in our country’s K-12 classrooms.  AT&T recognizes the LEAD Commission’s commitment to identifying how to overcome barriers in digital learning, and we believe that technology tools are vital to…

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Aspire to Success

By Charlene Lake, AT&T Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer American consumers are in the midst of a communications revolution, and AT&T is proud to be playing a role in it.  Powerful devices and services keep consumers connected around the clock and increase the velocity of commerce in this country. The very…

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STEM – A New Swear Word Or Key to Economic Renewal?

By Charlene Lake, AT&T SVP, Public Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer Here is one four letter word we want kids to embrace: STEM. At a time of great difficulty for our public education system, a diverse set of stakeholders including the government, educators, companies and nonprofits can agree that STEM —science, technology, engineering and math…

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