The Privacy Misdirection

by Bob Quinn

Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs

Today, we will file our official comments in the Commission’s privacy proceeding. The fundamental message will be that the FCC should follow the FTC’s lead and adopt a notice and consent framework for privacy that is entirely consistent with the FTC framework that has governed since the inception of the Internet.  That is contrary to…

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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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BT Overreach: Stale Data Yield Rotten Results

by Rich Clarke

Assistant Vice President of Public Policy

BT Americas (BTA) has repeatedly beseeched the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to revoke its regulatory flexibility granted to DS1 and DS3 special access – and now argues that all U.S. Ethernet services should be similarly regulated if they are to perform as well as those in Europe. Further, BTA often asserts that the performance of…

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Something Amiss in Washington

by Len Cali

Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy

Last week, I had the privilege of participating in the Digital Economy: Chances and Challenges conference in Prague. The Czech national regulatory authority, Česky telekomunikační úrad (“CTU”), under the leadership of Chairman Jaromir Novak, organized the conference jointly with ICANN. The gathering offered me an opportunity to share AT&T’s view on innovation and regulation. Even…

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AT&T Statement on Release of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Text

The following statement may be attributed to Jim Cicconi, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President, External and Legislative Affairs: “TPP brings higher standards and protections to countries that represent nearly 40 percent of the global economy.  It will open markets and establish rules of the road for a 21st Century digital economy.  The e-Commerce commitments in…

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AT&T Statement on Progress of Trans Pacific Partnership

The following statement may be attributed to Len Cali, AT&T Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy: “We commend Ambassador Mike Froman and the Office of the United States Trade Representative on the progress made on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and urge the negotiators to finalize a high standard agreement as soon as…

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AT&T Statement on the Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015

Today, Senator Orin Hatch (R-UT), Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI ) introduced the Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2015 to reauthorize Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “We commend Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orin Hatch and Senator Wyden…

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The Continuing Evolution Of the Global Internet

by Len Cali

Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy

Twenty-five… global… and surpassing expectations!  That’s the Internet, driving economic growth, job creation, education, and production efficiencies; and enriching our lives and our communities, all around the world. The Internet works so well, and has expanded so quickly, that we tend to take for granted what made it possible.  All of this has been brought to citizens…

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Going Global: Benefits of Trade

By Jake E. Jennings, AT&T Executive Director of International External and Regulatory Affairs Currently, the U.S. is negotiating three trade agreements – the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Trade in Services Agreement and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. When completed, American businesses and workers will gain more open access to two-thirds of the world economy. Last…

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Prepared Remarks by Jim Cicconi at the Brussels Internet & Telecom Seminar

The following are prepared remarks delivered earlier today by Jim Cicconi, AT&T’s Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs, at the Brussels Internet & Telecom Seminar: Thank you for having me here today. I am pleased to be in Brussels, and a part of this discussion about Regulatory Modernization.  This is an important…

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