AT&T Statement on Commissioner Baker’s Departure from FCC

Posted by: AT&T Blog Team on May 11, 2011 at 10:09 pm

FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker today announced her departure from the Commission.  The following statement may be attributed to Jim Cicconi, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President-External & Legislative Affairs, and Bob Quinn, AT&T Senior Vice President-Federal Regulatory and Chief Privacy Officer: 

“The FCC, the industry, and American consumers have greatly benefitted from Commissioner Baker’s dedication to public service and her extensive knowledge in communications policy.  We are sorry to see her leave the Commission but we wish Meredith all the best and we look forward to continuing to work with her in her new capacity.”

Comments (1)

Given the fact that Commissioner Baker nearly 4 months ago voted to approve the disastrous Comcast NBCU merger this decision by her to become a Comcast lobbyist is a conflict of interest. As competition among cable and telecom companies in offering fixed wire-line broadband services declines and as service providers merge with content providers their incentives change. Comcast may have a conflict of interest to discriminate against non NBCU content on its platform that it doesn’t own. Noncommercial and indy voices get squeezed out.

Maneesh Pangasa May 15, 2011 at 9:28 pm

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