AT&T Statement on Sepulveda Ambassador Nomination

Please attribute the following to Len Cali, AT&T Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy:  “On behalf of AT&T I want to congratulate Danny Sepulveda for his nomination to become Ambassador for International Communications and Information Policy. We have had the pleasure of working with Danny on many important issues, and he possesses the experience,…

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WCIT, IP-IP Interconnection And the Terminating Monopoly

by Hank Hultquist

Vice President of Federal Regulatory

A document recently made public, provides insight into a bugaboo of telecom regulatory policy – the so-called terminating access monopoly.  The theory of the terminating access monopoly is that for all traffic which must terminate to a specific end user device who is served by a single provider, that provider has a monopoly and can…

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Prepping for WCIT and Changes to International Regulatory Landscape

By Eric Loeb, AT&T Vice President of International External Affairs While many people may not have heard of it yet, there is a critically important global meeting happening later this year in Dubai.  Known as the WCIT, the World Conference on International Telecommunications is crucial because it will revise the International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs), which essentially…

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The Value of Universal Design

by Len Cali

Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy

Did you know that one quarter of the U.S. population consists of people who are elderly, have a disability, or both?  And 30% of households in this country have a family member with a disability.  With our aging population, roughly 10,000 people turn 65 every day.  And this trend is expected to continue for the…

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The Facts Are In On Wireless Competition

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations

The FCC released its 15th Annual Wireless Competition Report yesterday, and the Commission should be commended for the impressive body of work that the Report represents. The Report offers a rigorous analysis of competition within multiple sectors of the wireless marketplace and highlights several key trends. The results are impressive – and they clearly portray…

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Fulfilling a Pledge to Remove Outmoded Regulation

By Eric Loeb, AT&T Vice President of International, External and Regulatory Affairs  In January, President Obama instructed each agency to improve regulation within their responsibility, by ensuring alignment between current regulation and policies that will both protect public welfare and promote economic growth, innovation and competitiveness.   With focused effort within five months, today the FCC shows…

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Virtue Lies in the Middle Ground

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Federal Regulatory Relations

This week, Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda, gave a much anticipated speech before the European Summit on the Open Internet and Net Neutrality.  Taking stock of the debate thus far, Vice President Kroes outlined the important pillars of her policy judgment on net neutrality. She stressed the importance of avoiding regulation…

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Greetings from Brussels

Jim Cicconi discusses his recent trip to Brussels, Belgium, where he participated in a Transatlantic dialogue with European leaders. The discussions focused on important issues and challenges facing Europe and the United States.  While in Brussels, Jim delivered the keynote at the Center for European Studies (CES) forum on “The Challenges to the Creation of…

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