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Statement of NCTA Regarding Senate Commerce Passage of the DOTCOM Act

"We commend the Senate Commerce Committee for their bipartisan work on passage of the DOTCOM Act. This legislation helps further the growth of the Internet with the protection and Congressional oversight needed to guide the transition from IANA oversight to the multi-stakeholder model. We look forward to the full Senate acting on this legislation."
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New Initiative Will Improve Energy Efficiency of Home Internet Equipment

Agreement covers 80 million homes, will save consumers money and energy
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Statement of NCTA Regarding House Passage of the DOTCOM Act

“We applaud House passage of the DOTCOM Act (HR 805) which will help guide the transition of IANA to the multi-stakeholder model while providing Congressional oversight and strong management of the process. The entire cable industry is ready to assist all stakeholders in ensuring that the IANA transition is a success."
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Statement of NCTA Regarding the Interconnection Complaint Against Time Warner Cable

“This wholly predictable complaint confirms the harms created when the government intervenes in healthy markets and encourages disgruntled businesses to seek regulatory rents. We encourage the FCC to quickly reject this overt attempt to invite government rate regulation of a market that is robust, competitive and has flourished for decades without government interference.”
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Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell on Behalf of All NCTA Employees on the Passing of Ralph Roberts

“NCTA is deeply saddened by the passing of Ralph Roberts, one of our country's greatest business pioneers and a man who truly embodied the American dream. He built much of the cable industry with his own hands, taking a small nascent service offering consumers greater television choices and building it into one of the most significant industries in the country today.
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Statement of NCTA Regarding House Judiciary Committee Passage of the Innovation Act

“NCTA applauds Chairman Goodlatte and the House Judiciary Committee on passage of the bipartisan Innovation Act (H.R. 9). This legislation is a strong step in helping to deter patent trolls so that American companies can focus on innovation and growth instead of abusive and unjustified patent litigation. We urge the full House to take up and address this important legislation."
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Statement of NCTA Regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Decision

“While being granted a stay is always a long shot, we are pleased that the Court has agreed to expedite the review of our appeal of the FCC’s misguided decision to impose utility-style regulation on Internet networks. We are now ready to get to the merits of the case and are confident as ever that we will prevail.”
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Statement of NCTA Regarding Markup of the DOTCOM Act

“We applaud the efforts of Rep. Shimkus, Ranking Member Pallone and the entire House Communications and Technology Subcommittee to reach bipartisan consensus on the DOTCOM Act (HR 805). This legislation provides important protections and appropriate Congressional oversight to ensure that transition of the oversight of IANA to the multi-stakeholder model is managed responsibly.
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Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding House Passage of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

“We applaud Chairman Goodlatte and Ranking Member Eshoo on today’s House passage of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (HR 235). The bill will finally make permanent the current moratorium on burdensome state and local taxes on Internet access.
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Statement of NCTA Regarding the Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of the PATENT Act

“We applaud Senate Judiciary Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Leahy, and Senators Cornyn, Schumer, Hatch, Lee and Klobuchar on Senate Judiciary Committee passage of S. 1137, the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act (PATENT Act). This bipartisan legislation will help deter patent trolls and the abusive patent lawsuits that cause harm to our nation’s economy.
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