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STATEMENT OF NCTA PRESIDENT & CEO MICHAEL POWELL REGARDING SENATE PASSAGE OF THE PERMANENT INTERNET TAX FREEDOM ACT

"We applaud the Senate on today’s passage of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act Internet (ITFA) and thank Sens. Thune and Wyden for their leadership in shepherding this important legislation throughout the process. Internet access is more than a convenience, it’s critical to the daily lives of Americans.
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Leading Broadband and Technology Trade Associations Send Letter to FCC Regarding Broadband Privacy

Washington, DC — Today, seven trade associations representing broadband providers and technology companies of all types and sizes sent a joint letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler regarding broadband privacy issues.
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Statement of NCTA Regarding Upcoming FCC Report on Broadband Deployment

“Despite the significant, year-over-year advances in broadband capabilities underscored in the Commission’s own data, the conclusions of the FCC’s 706 Report continue an alarming trend of ignoring objectivity and facts in order to serve political ends and maximize agency power.
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Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding the Altice – Suddenlink Transaction

“We offer our congratulations to Altice and Suddenlink for completing their transaction and wish both companies success as the transition work proceeds full speed ahead. We also welcome Altice to the U.S. cable industry and look forward to working with a new company that can offer fresh insight and perspective to us.
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Unplug Already! NCTA Releases List of Top Ten US States that Have Trouble Unplugging from Internet Devices

Organization Encourages People to Enjoy the Many Unplugged Delights of the Season
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Statement of NCTA Regarding the Internet Tax Freedom Act

“Keeping Internet access free from state and local taxes has been a fundamental principle since the Internet was introduced to American consumers and has proved to be a tremendous success.
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Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding Today’s Oral Argument in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

“We are heartened that the Court today held a serious and rigorous examination on the legality and merits of the FCC’s decision to subject the Internet to public utility-style regulation.
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NCTA Statement Regarding the Letter from Members of Congress to FCC Chairman Wheeler about the “All Vid” Proposal

“We applaud Rep. Clarke and the other Members of Congress for their letter raising serious concerns about the detrimental impact that the All Vid proposal would have on consumers and minority and independent programmers.
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NCTA Statement Regarding the Markup of Broadband Legislation by the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

“We applaud the bipartisan leadership of Chairman Walden and Ranking Member Eshoo and the entire House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology for approving the legislative package that takes several steps to remove barriers to broadband deployment in the U.S.
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NCTA Statement Regarding the FCC's Action on Pole Attachment Rates

"We appreciate the Commission's decision to grant our petition and ensure that all telecommunications carriers and cable operators can attach facilities to utility poles at reasonable rates. While much has changed in the four years since the petition was filed, reasonable pole attachment rates continue to be a critical factor in promoting broadband deployment."
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