Jim Cicconi’s Opening Remarks from “National Broadband Plan: The Early Reaction” at The Press Club

The Technology Policy Institute and the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy hosted a discussion today on the FCC’s newly announced National Broadband Plan. Panel discussions focused on the plan’s impact on investment and broadband penetration. AT&T’s Senior Executive Vice President, Jim Cicconi participated in a panel titled “Increasing Incentives to Innovate and Invest.”…

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Sisyphus, VoIP and the National Broadband Plan

by Hank Hultquist

Vice President of Federal Regulatory

One of the best things about the National Broadband Plan is that it recognizes that to achieve its goals for broadband, the FCC must finally deal with certain issues that have been on its plate for years, like reform of universal service and intercarrier compensation.  AT&T has been trying, with others, to roll those rocks…

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Cybersecurity and the National Broadband Plan

by Margaret Boles

Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs and Federal Media Relations

Authored By Jim Bugel, AT&T Assistant Vice President, Public Safety and Homeland Security As we continue to sift through the details of the FCC’s 300-plus page National Broadband Plan, one clear theme that stands out is the Commission’s commitment to address cybersecurity.  As more and more consumers gain access to broadband and incorporate it in their…

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Comments by AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson on the FCC’s National Broadband Plan

by Margaret Boles

Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs and Federal Media Relations

After over a year of debate, discussion, comment, hard work, and planning by the FCC, tomorrow the National Broadband Plan will be released to the public and delivered to Congress. While we’ve not yet seen the details, the FCC, led by Chairman Genachowski, has conducted a thorough process, welcoming public input and participation, and we…

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Broadband and People with Disabilities

By Susan Mazrui, AT&T Director of Public Policy Today, the Silicon Flatirons Center, in conjunction with the American Association of People with Disabilities, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, and the Federal Communications Commission hosted a conference on “The National Broadband Plan and Accessibility for People with Disabilities.”  It brought together all parties concerned –…

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A Primer on Pumping

by Hank Hultquist

Vice President of Federal Regulatory

I’ve long thought that I could write a book about various absurdities associated with intercarrier compensation. But, as my wife has pointed out to me (repeatedly), there are no more than a couple of dozen people who would be interested in reading such a book. Since they’re probably the same couple of dozen people who…

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15 Days…

by Bob Quinn

Former Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs, Retired May 2018

The FCC’s National Broadband Plan is due to Congress in 15 days. FCC watchers have already begun reading the tea leaves, deciphering the policy gestures, and peddling narratives of industry winners and losers.  Before we do the same, let’s first review how we got here. When Congress passed “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of…

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A Small Bit on Broadband

by Jim Cicconi

Former AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs, Retired September 2016

There was a lot of activity this week surrounding the FCC’s broadband plan.  FCC Chairman Genachowski has been very busy, but he found time last night to accept the prestigious Newt Minow Award at the Kennedy Center. The Kennedy Center must have been hopping last night as there was also a ballet performance of The…

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