Posted by: AT&T Blog Team on June 14, 2013 at 11:32 am
Please attribute the following statement to Jim Cicconi, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President, External and Legislative Affairs:
“Today’s announcement by the White House is important not just for the initiatives it lays out, but for the clear policy direction it sets. We commend the White House for recognizing the enormous progress in US broadband deployment, wireless in particular, and for their commitment to meet the need for more spectrum so these investments can continue. In addition, the new White House report, “Four Years of Broadband Growth“, demonstrates factually the dramatic pace of broadband investment that is helping transform America– a success story that is undeniable, compelling, and continuing.
“At AT&T, we’ve been doing our part, investing nearly $80 billion in the US over the past four years. And, with the promise of supportive government policies that encourage the construction of broadband infrastructure, we’re prepared to continue investing over the next four years, helping bring America the world class broadband infrastructure our economy needs to compete in the 21st century.”
Posted by: AT&T Blog Team on June 6, 2013 at 4:36 pm
Please attribute the following statement to Randall Stephenson, AT&T Chairman and CEO:
“We’re excited about the President’s proposals. AT&T has been very involved in tackling problems confronting our educational system, and we believe ensuring every child has access to robust broadband connections in their school would be a major step. AT&T is ready to do its part to help make this vision a reality.
“As the President noted, the current e-Rate system, and the Universal Service Fund on which it depends, must be modernized for this plan to work. The FCC has taken significant steps toward this, but much more needs to be done. In particular, the USF contribution methodology must be updated to encompass more than the legacy services assessed today as we transition to the all-IP communications networks of tomorrow. In addition, the very cumbersome rules surrounding the current e-Rate program simply must be streamlined and made more efficient. We are convinced this can be done while still ensuring that the funds are properly collected and spent.”
Posted by: AT&T Blog Team on May 24, 2013 at 2:25 pm
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has reintroduced the Mobile Device Theft Deterrence Act, which would make it a federal crime to tamper with the unique identification number (IMEI) of a wireless device. The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations:
“AT&T applauds Senator Schumer for reintroducing legislation to help deter the theft of wireless communications devices. The Mobile Device Theft Deterrence Act is a critical component in helping law enforcement and wireless carriers address the growing issue of stolen devices. Last year, we launched a website to help educate our customers on how to protect their wireless devices, and we created a stolen phone database which prevents devices reported stolen by our customers from working on our network. We thank the Senator for his tireless efforts in this area and we look forward to working with him and his colleagues as this legislation moves forward.”