Posted by: AT&T Blog Team on September 28, 2012 at 1:37 pm
You may attribute the following to Joan Marsh, AT&T Vice President of Federal Regulatory:
“To meet soaring consumer demand for mobile Internet services and to maintain a robust platform for innovative mobile services, rational spectrum policies and bold action are vital. The spectrum-related items adopted by the FCC today represent significant progress towards reaching these important goals.
“Wireless carriers need a clear and reliable understanding of when and under what circumstances spectrum acquisitions will be permitted, something we do not have today. With today’s FCC action, spectrum policy can now be taken out of merger-specific proceedings, placed in an industry-wide, open and transparent proceeding, and ultimately subjected to judicial review.
“And equally important is bringing new spectrum allocations to market and maximizing carrier participation in auctions to ensure that they are successful. We look forward to working with the FCC to free up new spectrum bands for mobile broadband services.”
Posted by: AT&T Blog Team on March 1, 2012 at 1:29 pm
The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations:
“We commend the Senators for introducing the Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity by Using Research, Education, Information, and Technology Act, and for their leadership in addressing a critically important issue for the U.S. economy.
“Successfully combating cyber threats ensures businesses can operate on the Internet and consumers can do their business online safely and securely.
“Cybersecurity is a complex challenge, requiring a collective and collaborative effort from everyone in the Internet industry and government. As the legislative process moves forward, we will continue to work with the Congress and others to keep consumers and businesses safe from cyber threats.”
Posted by: AT&T Blog Team on February 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm
The following statement may be attributed to Bob Quinn, Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory and Chief Privacy Officer:
“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.”