The following statement is from NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell, regarding the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee Chairman Walden’s Spectrum Legislation Discussion Draft.

"We appreciate Chairman Walden and other members of the committee for working to advance our nation's spectrum policy.  Legislation marks an important step in our efforts to expand broadband deployment and boost the economy.  We particularly appreciate the effort to ensure that spectrum legislation does not expand existing carriage obligations and appropriately covers costs that may be experienced by cable operators as a result of channel relocation.  We look forward to working with all members of the committee as this legislation is considered in the House Energy and Commerce committee.”