AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson called on President-elect Barack Obama to foster policies in office that will encourage investments in the telecom industry and infrastructure. It's a nice thought coming from a company that was a big contributor to John McCain's presidential campaign, though Obama may have a few other industries higher up on his help list when he takes office next month. Still, many observers believe that the Obama administration will take an active interest in telecom, though perhaps not in the way Stephenson might be talking about. However, Stephenson did praise Obama's intent to name a national CTO.
- CNN Money has this Dow Jones story
Stephenson made pretty good money in 2007
The promise of a national CTO has been a hot topic