New Coat of Paint

by Joan Marsh

Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory

Don’t worry – you’ve come to the right place. This is still the AT&T Public Policy Blog, a home for our thoughts on government policies and how they impact and shape the communications industry. We just decided we needed a new look. It’s been a little over seven years since we launched our blog. And…

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Univision Agrees to Temporarily Unblock Channels

Attribute the following to an AT&T spokesperson: “We appreciate Univision agreeing to our request earlier today to unblock their channels temporarily during the upcoming Democratic Presidential Debate. This is the right thing to do for our Spanish-language customers as we continue working toward an agreement with Univision.”

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AT&T Statement on the Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), Senator Orin Hatch (R-UT) and Representative Dave Camp (R-MI) introduced the Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014 to reauthorize Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President-Federal Relations: “We commend Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, Ranking Member…

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AT&T Statement on Mayor Anthony Foxx Confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Please attribute the following statement to Charlene Lake, AT&T Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer: AT&T congratulates Mayor Anthony Foxx on his confirmation as the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation and looks forward to collaborating with the Department of Transportation under his leadership. More than 1.8 million no-texting-while-driving pledges have been signed…

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AT&T Response to the FCC’s IP Transition Public Notice

The following statement may be attributed to Jim Cicconi, AT&T’s Senior Executive Vice-President, External and Legislative Affairs: “Today’s public notice is a step forward, though we are disappointed the FCC still appears tentative about dealing with the IP transition, especially when compared with the bold and visionary goals of the National Broadband Plan.  Certainly, this…

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AT&T Statement on Commissioner McDowell’s Intention to Leave the FCC

Attribute the following to Jim Cicconi, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs: “During his years at the FCC, Commissioner McDowell has been a true leader focused on promoting the interests of consumers as well as innovation and economic growth.  His impressive knowledge of communications law and regulations has been a major asset to…

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Today, and Every Day, Is a Great Day to Love a Veteran

By Carol Wilner, AT&T Vice President of Federal & National Third Party Affairs This Veterans Day, and every day, it’s important to take time to recognize the incredible efforts of our nation’s veterans – those who have served, and those who continue to serve.  These brave men and women make tremendous sacrifices to protect our…

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AT&T Gets Top Honors from HACR

By  Norelie Garcia, AT&T Associate Vice President – Federal Public Affairs: There are many reasons why I’m proud to work for AT&T, but chief among them is our company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.  From the board room to the front lines, from the stores to our supply chain, diversity and inclusion are central to…

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