Background: Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Senate version of the Equal Access to 21st Century Communications Act. The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations:
“AT&T is pleased with the passage of the Equal Access to 21st Century Communications Act, which will greatly enhance the lives of people with disabilities by increasing access to advanced technologies and services. We applaud Senator Pryor and Congressman Markey for shepherding this critical legislation through Congress.
“AT&T works closely with and supports the disability community on several fronts, including through the AT&T Advisory Panel on Access & Aging and through our efforts to promote the application of universal design principles in the development of new communications services.”