AT&T Alabama Statement on FCC's Decision to Allow Trials of Transition to all-IP Network

The following statement may be attributed to Fred McCallum, President, AT&T Alabama

Jan 31, 2014, 12:17 ET from AT&T Inc.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday's decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to move forward with geographic trials shows a recognition that the future of our country will be greatly enriched by economic growth and innovation that will be generated by the evolution to an all-IP, or internet-based, network. 


The economic policies put into place in recent years by our Governor and legislative leaders have allowed Alabama to benefit from continued private investment and increased innovation. Many Alabama residents have already benefitted from advanced products and services as a result of AT&T's investment of more than $1.6 billion in our networks from 2010 through the middle of 2013.    

This forward-thinking decision by the FCC will mean good things for the future of technology with access to new capabilities and services for consumers here in Alabama and the rest of the country.

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