NCTA FILES EX PARTE WITH FCC IN RESPONSE TO COALITION OF BROADBAND USERS


In an Ex Parte letter today to FCC Chairman Michael Powell and FCC Commissioners, Robert Sachs, President and CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), responded to the assertions of the “Coalition of Broadband Users and Innovators,” submitted in a letter to the FCC last month.

“We agree that consumer access to Internet content is, and should be, full and unfettered. To the extent the Coalition suggests that government action is necessary to achieve this result, however, we must strongly disagree,” Sachs writes. “Particularly at this early stage of broadband development, the government’s primary goal should be to encourage the massive investment still needed to bring broadband to every home rather than imposing additional risks and uncertainties that will only deter such investments.”

Link to Coalition of Broadband Users and Innovators Press Release, November 18, 2002