Statement of Michael Powell, President & CEO, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association Regarding the FCC’s Action on Implementation of Section 621

“Today’s Commission action to affirm Congress’s statutory framework will both protect consumers from excessive fees and taxes and help speed broadband deployment in communities across America. The U.S. has become a gigabit nation with over 80 percent of homes having access to gigabit speeds from their cable ISP, and our ambitious path to 10G – 10 gigabits to the home in the coming years – will be boosted by the FCC’s action. American consumers expect and deserve next-generation broadband networks and shouldn’t have to see that progress slowed by some localities’ attempts to evade Congress’s statutory framework and impose duplicative taxes and fees.”