Some text here to click

AT&T Missouri News

February 20, 2018

Congress needs to establish an 'Internet Bill of Rights'

Posted by John Sondag

You've heard a lot about net neutrality in the news lately.

I want to share with you AT&T's perspective on the issue.

You should know that AT&T is committed to an open internet. We don't block websites. We don't censor online content. And we don't throttle, discriminate, or degrade network performance based on content. Period.

We favor federal legislation to ensure that there is one set of rules that applies to all internet companies, and includes internet and privacy protections for consumers.

A patchwork of different state rules would confuse consumers, harm competition, and impede innovation and investment.
Net neutrality
Congress needs to act to establish an "Internet Bill of Rights" that applies to all internet companies and guarantees neutrality, transparency, openness, non-discrimination and privacy protection for all internet users.

For more information, I wanted you to see the open letter that our Chairman shared recently in major national newspapers.

Sincerely,

John Sondag
President — AT&T Missouri


Consumers Need an Internet Bill of Rights

PeopleGovernment rules for the internet have been debated for nearly as long as the internet has existed, even before a professor coined the term “net neutrality” 15 years ago.


The internet has changed our lives and grown beyond what anyone could have imagined. And it’s done so, for the most part, with very few—but often changing—rules. Regulators under four different presidents have taken four different approaches. Courts have overturned regulatory decisions. Regulators have reversed their predecessors. And because the internet is so critical to everyone, it’s understandably confusing and a bit concerning when you hear the rules have recently changed, yet again.

It is time for Congress to end the debate once and for all, by writing new laws that govern the internet and protect consumers.

Until they do, I want to make clear what you can expect from AT&T.

AT&T is committed to an open internet. We don’t block websites. We don’t censor online content. And we don’t throttle, discriminate, or degrade network performance based on content. Period.

We have publicly committed to these principles for over 10 years. And we will continue to abide by them in providing our customers the open internet experience they have come to expect.

But the commitment of one company is not enough. Congressional action is needed to establish an “Internet Bill of Rights” that applies to all internet companies and guarantees neutrality, transparency, openness, non-discrimination and privacy protection for all internet users.

Legislation would not only ensure consumers’ rights are protected, but it would provide consistent rules of the road for all internet companies across all websites, content, devices and applications. In the very near future, technological advances like self-driving cars, remote surgery and augmented reality will demand even greater performance from the internet. Without predictable rules for how the internet works, it will be difficult to meet the demands of these new technology advances.

That’s why we intend to work with Congress, other internet companies and consumer groups in the coming months to push for an “Internet Bill of Rights” that permanently protects the open internet for all users and encourages continued investment for the next generation of internet innovation.

Randall Stephenson
AT&T Chairman and CEO

November 01, 2017

Join me this Veterans Day to Thank Our Heroes

Posted by AT&T Missouri Team
Veterans Day is a day of reflection. Reflecting on our country’s past. Reflecting on where we are today. And, most importantly, reflecting on those who fought for our freedoms. AT&T has a...
October 17, 2017

AT&T Open Source Lab at T-REX

Posted by AT&T Missouri Team
Join us for a Lab Build Day!Please join us at T-REX (911 Washington Ave., 5th floor) at 2pm on October 26th for a collaborative build day with both T-REX and AT&T. Meet the servers for some...
July 24, 2017

Here are our diverse commitments and improved solutions

Posted by John Sondag
Dear Friends,“How can we do it better?” That’s a question AT&T* is always trying to answer. And once we find an answer, we begin working on making that solution even better....
July 24, 2017

AT&T invests nearly $1.8 billion over 3-year period to enhance local networks in Missouri

Posted by AT&T Missouri Team
Investments that we make in Missouri provide for faster, more reliable, highly secure connectivity for our community — and improve critical services that support public safety and first...

AT&T Missouri News

Our Missouri eNewsletters highlight the key issues and events impacting our state, providing examples of the many ways our employees work to improve the communities we serve. I welcome you to view the latest AT&T Missouri news by clicking on the link below or to the left.

To sign up to receive these eNewsletters, please complete the form to the right.

AT&T Missouri NewsRead the latest AT&T Missouri News