The Myth of Broadband “Reclassification”

by Hank Hultquist

Vice President of Federal Regulatory

The D.C. Circuit’s decision to vacate the FCC’s Comcast-BitTorrent order has a lot of people chattering, including a University of Michigan Law School professor, about how the FCC should “reclassify” broadband as a “Title II” service.  The belief is that such a move is necessary to either (a) extract the FCC from an “existential crisis,” or… Read more »

Read More The Myth of Broadband “Reclassification”

AT&T on Comcast v. FCC Decision

by Margaret Boles

Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs and Federal Media Relations

Today, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion on the Comcast v. FCC case. The following statement may be attributed to Jim Cicconi, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs: “AT&T made a commitment to abide by the FCC’s Open Internet Principles when they were first formulated in 2005, and… Read more »

Read More AT&T on Comcast v. FCC Decision

Boxes Tumbling Down

by Jim Cicconi

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

Yesterday, in a speech to the New Democrat Network, my friend Tom Tauke added some fuel to a simmering debate. I’m glad he did. Ever since the January oral argument in the Comcast-BitTorrent case, there’s been speculation about the FCC’s authority over broadband Internet services.  And as Tom reminds us, this question is linked to… Read more »

Read More Boxes Tumbling Down

Should Cisco Be Censured for its CRS-3 Innovation?

by Rich Clarke

Assistant Vice President of Public Policy

The last several years must have been very frustrating for the technology policy counselors at groups like the New America Foundation.  One of the main theses animating their continued recommendations for greater government regulation of the Internet is that the privately-owned IP networks that constitute the Internet will choose to starve it of transmission capacity… Read more »

Read More Should Cisco Be Censured for its CRS-3 Innovation?

A Consumer-Based Standard for Protecting the Open Internet

by Bob Quinn

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

Last night, we filed comments in the FCC’s Open Internet rulemaking.  For those of you who want to read our submission in full, you can do so here.  Also, I’m happy to report that we have three bonus features attached to our filing.  First, a paper written by two respected, former FCC officials, Gerald Faulhaber… Read more »

Read More A Consumer-Based Standard for Protecting the Open Internet

Why Does Free Press Want to Dumb Down the Internet?

by Bob Quinn

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

Today, we sent a letter to the FCC in response to Free Press’ submission objecting to Senator Olympia Snowe’s sensible proposal for a way forward on the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Preserving the Open Internet.  Rather than an overbroad blanket of Commission action, Snowe’s framework focuses on unjust or unreasonable discrimination that causes… Read more »

Read More Why Does Free Press Want to Dumb Down the Internet?

FCC’s Open Internet Rulemaking: A Way Forward

by Jim Cicconi

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

Whatever one’s perspective, everyone involved in our industry knows how long the road to the FCC’s current proceeding on an open Internet has been.  Today, I sent a letter to the FCC, which is similar to a filing I made last month.  These letters, which build on the work and thoughts of others, outline a… Read more »

Read More FCC’s Open Internet Rulemaking: A Way Forward