The following may be attributed to an AT&T spokesperson:

“Keeping the Internet safe for consumers to browse, transact business and communicate is an important objective not only for AT&T but any other business that operates online.

“AT&T has a long history of working with the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies of federal and state government, and importantly other network providers to keep the Internet secure.  We have also supported prior Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) recommendations designed to further Internet security, and we are actively participating in the current CSRIC working groups.  Once the recommendations have been completely reviewed by the working groups and approved by the full CSRIC, we will evaluate those recommendations for implementation into our network.

“By FCC design, the CSRIC is narrowly focused on the role of ISPs and network companies. But, as with all issues concerning Internet security, a collective effort is required from a variety of stakeholders that includes not only ISPs and network providers, but also application developers, equipment providers, software companies and other businesses operating in the online community.  We look forward to participating in a broader eco-system discussion, such as what has been proposed by the Commerce Department and NTIA.”

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