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Brian Dietz, Vice President, Communications & Digital Strategy
Joy Sims, Senior Director, Communications
Rob Stoddard, SVP, Communications & Public Affairs

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Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding U.S. House Approval of the Innovation Act

“U.S. House approval of the Innovation Act sends a strong message that abusive patent lawsuits are causing serious harm to our nation’s economy and need to be stopped. We applaud the leadership of Chairman Goodlatte in shepherding the legislation through the House, and urge the Senate to quickly take up and approve this important measure.”
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Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding the Announcement from Chairmen Upton and Walden Regarding Updating the Communications Act

“We have long maintained that many of the laws governing the communications marketplace are frayed. Since their creation, the landscape has been transformed – new, unimagined products and services as well as dramatic changes in market structure.
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Statement of NCTA Regarding House Judiciary Committee Passage of the "Innovation Act of 2013"

"We applaud the House Judiciary Committee and Chairman Goodlatte on committee passage of the “Innovation Act of 2013” (HR 3309), bipartisan legislation that will help deter patent trolls. American companies must be able to create jobs, grow their business and focus on innovation rather than be hampered by unjustified patent litigation.
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Statement of NCTA Regarding the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act of 2013

"We congratulate Chairman Leahy and Sen. Lee on the introduction of bipartisan patent legislation, the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act of 2013.
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NCTA Statement on Consumer Choice in Online Video Act

"Consumers today have an ever-growing roster of online video offerings in addition to robust multichannel video services. Services like Netflix already have almost 30 million U.S. subscribers – far larger than any single multichannel video provider.
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Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding Senate FCC Confirmations

“We congratulate Tom Wheeler and Mike O’Rielly on their confirmations to serve on the Federal Communications Commission and look forward to working with them in their new positions. Both individuals bring an abundance of experience and deep knowledge of media, technology and telecommunications that will serve them well as the Commission considers important policy issues.
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Statement of NCTA Regarding the “Innovation Act of 2013”

"We applaud Chairman Goodlatte on the introduction of bipartisan patent legislation, the “Innovation Act” (HR 3309). The bill will help deter patent trolls and put an end to unjustified patent litigation, enabling American companies to focus on innovation, job creation and economic growth.
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Statement of NCTA Regarding Release of the NIST Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework

“The cable industry is deeply committed to providing our customers with a safe and secure online experience.  We appreciate the collaborative efforts led by Patrick Gallagher and NIST which sought significant input from many public and private stakeholders across the 16 critical infrastructure sectors.  We look forward to a thorough evaluation of the Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework and will
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30th Anniversary Walter Kaitz Foundation Dinner Raises More Than $1.7 Million for Cable Diversity Programs

Washington, DC – The 30th anniversary Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising Dinner last evening raised more than $1.7 million for programs fostering diversity in the cable industry.  More than 1,000 industry executives attended the dinner hosted by actor and entertainer, Mario Lopez, who appeared courtesy of NUVOtv.
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Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding Introduction of Legislation to Repeal the Set-Top Box Integration Ban

[Background: Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) and Congressman Gene Green (D-TX) today introduced bipartisan legislation to remove the FCC’s "integration ban", while maintaining the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) ability to regulate set-top boxes in the future. See press release below NCTA statement.]
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