AT&T Statement on Support for Uniform, National Open Internet Protections

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Consumers want and deserve an open and transparent internet, free of gatekeepers.  They want an internet that is free from censorship, blocking and discriminatory throttling.  They want to access content when, where and how they want to….

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AT&T Reiterates Call for Bipartisan Legislation to Preserve Open Internet

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T is committed to an open internet and has been for the entirety of this decades-long debate. While Congress discusses a Congressional Review Act resolution, we reiterate our call for actual bipartisan legislation that applies to all internet companies and…

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Let’s Take Action and Enact a Federal Consumer Bill of Rights

So, today is another “Day of Action” for net neutrality advocates across the United States.  We are supporting today’s Day of Action just as we did last summer’s Day of Action.  But also like last summer, we support real action – actual legislation from Congress that places the pillars of net neutrality into law and applies…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Vote to Restore Internet Freedom

The following may be attributed to an AT&T spokesperson: “For more than a decade, under both Republican and Democratic Administrations, AT&T has consistently made clear that we provide broadband service in an open and transparent way.  We do not block websites, nor censor online content, nor throttle or degrade traffic based on the content, nor…

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More Heat than Light

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

History will remember the day that the FCC acted to adopt a rational and balanced regulatory framework of internet governance.  A day when the FCC Chairman reflected on a debate that was “more heat than light,” on the vital need for investment in broadband infrastructure in the United States and on the dangers of an…

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AT&T Statement on FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Draft Order

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Tomorrow, the FCC will release a draft order that will bring to an end this country’s brief and ill-conceived experiment with heavy-handed regulation of the internet.  Abandoning decades of prudent, bipartisan regulatory restraint, the Wheeler FCC took the…

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Ensuring an Open Internet while Fostering Innovation and Investment

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

Today, AT&T filed reply comments on the FCC’s proposal to restore the longstanding, bipartisan consensus that internet access service is an information service, a status that it enjoyed for all but two of the past 20 years. Opponents of returning internet access service to that status make no attempt to balance the costs and benefits…

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A Day of Reflection after the Day of Action

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

Remember Dudley Do-Right?  He was the dim-witted but affable Canadian Mountie with the cleft chin who busied himself saving Nell from his arch enemy, Snidely Whiplash.  Snidely, of course, was always portrayed as a good nemesis should be – in a black coat and top hat, with a strangely menacing mustache and a greenish pallor. …

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