Statement of NCTA Regarding U.S. Senate Approval of the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014

“In passing H.R. 5728, the Senate has moved with appropriate speed to prevent consumer disruption and to enact meaningful video reforms. We applaud Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Thune for their leadership and dedication to achieving bipartisan consensus on the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014, including action that will sunset the FCC’s outdated and ill-conceived “integration ban” at long last. This important legislation will ensure that millions of satellite video consumers will continue to receive broadcast TV signals and will appropriately update our nation’s video laws to better reflect the realities of today’s robustly competitive video marketplace – a marketplace that grows almost daily with an ever expanding list of devices and services that put consumers in charge of deciding how to enjoy high-quality programming.

“We urge the President to quickly sign into law the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014.”