The following statement may be attributed to Bob Quinn, AT&T’s Senior Vice President-Federal Regulatory and Chief Privacy Officer:
“The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), under the leadership of Chairman Wheeler, has set a clear path for cementing our country’s state of the art communications future. While the transition to 21st century network technologies and communications services is well underway, the status report issued today by the FCC’s Technology Transitions Policy Task Force sets forth the plans for an Order at its January open meeting. That Order will address, among other things, the goals, schedule and various policy issues as the transition moves forward.
“We support the FCC’s ambitious Internet-Protocol (IP) agenda, particularly the FCC’s recommendation to bring service experiments or IP trials to fruition. These IP trials will give policymakers and all stakeholders the ability to observe and learn from the facts on the ground, rather than being frozen by false fears. Ultimately, the IP trials will ensure that no one is left behind as the country moves forward to an Internet-enabled future.
“We look forward to working cooperatively with the Commission as it moves in earnest to manage the transition to IP technologies and services.”