For Immediate Release
November 13, 2012
Debra DeShong Reed, Debra@Pointblankpa.com
Amy Weiss, Amy@Pointblankpa.com
Broadband Coalition Responds to AT&T's Cicconi
(Washington, DC)—The following statement was issued today by former U.S. Congressman Chip Pickering, spokesman for The Broadband Coalition (www.thebroadbandcoalition.com) in response to comments made today by AT&T Jim Cicconi, Senior Executive Vice President-External and Legislative Affairs at the NARUC annual meeting.
“Members of the Broadband Coalition want to welcome AT&T to the IP revolution. Albeit a bit late, we’re sure they’ll find significant benefits in deploying this new and innovative technology throughout their existing network. But as the companies that have pioneered IP innovations, we know what is necessary to achieve widespread deployment and competitive options. Now, more than ever, the FCC needs to act to reaffirm requirements under the ’96 Act that enable last mile access and interconnection, regardless of the underlying technology.”
For more information on the issues of importance to the coalition, go to www.thebroadbandcoalition.com.