The Need for Flexibility In Broadband Pricing

The following statement may be attributed to Jim Cicconi, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs: “FCC Chairman Genachowski made an important statement today in support of usage-based pricing.  This isn’t the first time the chairman has recognized the need for flexibility in broadband pricing, but his words today come at a time…

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AT&T Statement on Mobile Device Theft Deterrence Act of 2012

Senator Charles Schumer today introduced the Device Theft Deterrence Act of 2012 (S.3186), which would make it a federal crime to tamper with the unique identification number of a cellphone.  The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T applauds Senator Schumer for his efforts to help…

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Our New Website On Stolen Phone Safety

By Jim Bugel, AT&T Assistant Vice President, Public Safety and Homeland Security This week, we launched our new website to help better educate our customers on protecting their wireless devices and their personal information.  You might recall that, just a few weeks ago, we joined our fellow wireless carriers, law enforcement, Senator Schumer and Chairman Genachowski…

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Protecting Your Device, Protecting Your Information

By Jim Bugel, AT&T Assistant Vice President, Public Safety and Homeland Security The theft of wireless devices is a complicated issue that we take very seriously, which is why we were pleased to join Chairman Genachowski at the FCC’s event today and to be part of CTIA’s announcement on the wireless industry’s efforts to tackle…

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Administration Takes Step to Free Up Federal Spectrum for Commercial Use

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has released a report outlining how spectrum currently allocated to the U.S Government can be made available for commercial mobile services. The following statement may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Vice President-Federal Regulatory: “Today, the NTIA released its report on clearing the path to reallocate 95 MHz…

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Clips from FSF’s Telecom Policy Conference

Jim Cicconi On Tuesday, AT&T’s Jim Cicconi spoke at the Free State Foundation’s Telecom Policy Conference and addressed government regulation of the Internet.  He discussed the steps some international policymakers have taken to impose onerous regulations on the industry.  And while President Obama and his Administration has strongly opposed such measures, the US Government’s policies…

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AT&T Statement on T-Mobile Closing Seven Call Centers

The following statement may be attributed to Jim Cicconi, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs: “Yesterday, T-Mobile made the sad announcement that it would be closing seven call centers, laying off thousands of workers, and that more layoff announcements may follow. Normally, we’d not comment on something like this. But I…

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No MHz Left Behind

by Joan Marsh

Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs

Rick Kaplan, the FCC’s Wireless Bureau Chief, could not have been more correct when he declared his mission at this week’s open meeting to be “no MHz left behind.”  Given the scarcity of available spectrum – and the challenges the FCC is facing trying to free up new spectrum for mobile Internet use – ensuring…

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Facilitating Mobile Internet Use in 2 GHz Band

by Bob Quinn

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

We are encouraged by the Commission’s action today to facilitate mobile internet use in the 2 GHz band.  The events of the last two years have made clear that the challenges associated with finding additional spectrum for commercial use are significant.  Yet there is no goal more important to the millions of customers who depend…

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