The Value of Public-Private Partnerships

By Jim Bugel, AT&T Assistant Vice President, Public Safety and Homeland Security Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security announced that AT&T is the first company to be certified under the Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Program, or PS-Prep, which is a partnership between DHS and private entities and is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency….

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AT&T Statement on Chairman Walden’s Spectrum Bill

The following statement on the Jumpstarting Opportunity with Broadband Spectrum (JOBS) Act of 2011, unveiled today by Chairman Walden, may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “We are pleased to support this legislation focused on addressing one of the most pressing infrastructure problems facing our country – the need to…

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AT&T Statement on Lieberman, McCain Public Safety Bill

Senators Joe Lieberman and John McCain yesterday introduced the Broadband for First Responders Act of 2011, legislation that would allocate additional spectrum to public safety.  The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T’s Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “Senators Lieberman and McCain have introduced a thoughtful and comprehensive bill that lays out groundwork…

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AT&T on King, Thompson Public Safety Legislation

Congressman Peter T. King, Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson have introduced legislation (H.R. 607) to make more spectrum available to public safety for a nationwide wireless broadband network.  The following statement may be attributed to AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations Tim McKone: “Chairman King’s and…

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AT&T Statement on Chairman Rockefeller’s Public Safety Legislation

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, reintroduced the Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act (S. 28).  The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President-Federal Relations: “Chairman Rockefeller has long made public safety and national security a…

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AT&T Statement on FCC’s E911 Location Accuracy Order

by Margaret Boles

Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs and Federal Media Relations

Washington, D.C. – The FCC today adopted an order that establishes performance benchmarks and an implementation schedule for wireless carriers when providing enhanced 9-1-1 (E911) location accuracy at the county level, instead of the current network-wide metric.  In addition, the Commission released a further notice of proposed rulemaking and notice of inquiry to address various…

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AT&T Statement on Next Generation Public Safety Device Act of 2010

Background – Congresswoman Jane Harman has introduced the ‘‘Next Generation Public Safety Device Act of 2010,’’ legislation that directs NTIA to conduct competitions and award grants for the development of next generation public safety devices. The following statement may be attributed to AT&T Executive Vice President-Federal Relations Tim McKone: “We applaud Congresswoman Harman for introducing…

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AT&T Statement on Sen. Rockefeller and Public Safety Legislation

Background – Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today announced his intent to introduce the Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act. The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President-Federal Relations. “AT&T applauds Senator Rockefeller’s commitment to introduce the Public…

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Public Safety and the Country’s Broadband Agenda

Authored By Jim Bugel, AT&T Assistant Vice President, Public Safety and Homeland Security On Tuesday, I spent the morning at the Federal Communications Commission, participating in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau’s workshop on critical infrastructure.  It was the second formal discussion on public safety issues the Bureau has organized since the FCC delivered…

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