The following is a statement from NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell:

“The FCC’s program carriage decision represents an unfortunate trifecta: a flawed process that the FCC stubbornly refused to correct, substantive policy discussions that show little regard for the limits of agency authority or constitutional rights, and a disturbing lack of appreciation of the potential impact of government intervention on consumers or the marketplace.  In other words, we are profoundly disappointed not only in what the FCC did but how they did it.  Regrettably, we must now explore other avenues for redress.”