January 17, 2001
COMMENTS OF NCTA PRESIDENT & CEO ROBERT SACHS ON FCC'S DECISION TO CONDUCT NOTICE OF INQUIRY REGARDING INTERACTIVE TV
"We're pleased that the Commission has decided to conduct a fact-finding inquiry rather than a rulemaking which presumes a regulatory outcome. But asking dozens of hypothetical questions about regulating a business which has yet to take form still puts the cart before the horse, in regulatory terms. Interactive TV is just starting to develop and is likely to evolve in different ways. There is no evidence to suggest that government regulation is called for here."
Dave Beckwith, 202/775-3629