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Please direct all media inquiries to:

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 Today’s House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Hearing on FCC Process Reform

"We thank Chairman Walden and members of the committee for their continued interest in improving FCC procedures and processes. Given today’s competitive communications landscape, it is appropriate that policymakers carefully consider new ideas that promote transparency and predictability in decision making, streamline reporting requirements and remove outdated regulatory obstacles."
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NCTA Statement Regarding Introduction of S. 1193 the ‘‘Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2013”

"We commend Senator Toomey for the introduction of S. 1193 the "Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2013" and especially appreciate that the bill takes the long-overdue step of establishing a level playing field that treats cable on the same basis as other covered entities.
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Statement of Brian Dietz, NCTA Vice President of Communications & Digital Strategy, Regarding the White House Memorandum on Spectrum and Broadband Report

[Background: Today the White House issued a Presidential Memorandum on Expanding America's Leadership in Wireless Innovation and released the Four Years of Broadband Growth report.]
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The Cable Show 2013 Wraps With Appearances From Jennifer Lopez and Secretary Arne Duncan

Three Day Event Brought Together Government Leaders, Media and Technology Executives and Hollywood Producers
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MICHAEL POWELL, NCTA PRESIDENT & CEO CABLE SHOW 2013 REMARKS

Michael Powell's talk at The Cable Show 2013 Monday General Session.

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Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding the President’s ConnectED Initiative

[Background: The official announcement of the ConnectED initiative can be found here.]
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Government Leaders, Media and Technology Executives and Hollywood Producers to Speak at The Cable Show 2013

Convention Agenda Tops at 53 Sessions, 290 Speakers WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) today announced the participants for the three general sessions at The Cable Show 2013, the U.S. cable industry’s premier national event, on June 10-12, 2013, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
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Secretary Duncan and Acting FCC Chairwoman Clyburn Top List of Public Policy Leaders to Speak at The Cable Show 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Federal government officials, Capitol Hill staff and other policy leaders will offer their perspective on a wide range of communications, technology and other policy issues during The Cable Show 2013, the U.S. cable industry’s premier national event, on June 10-12, 2013, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
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Statement of NCTA Regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Ruling in the Comcast – Tennis Channel Case

"We believe that the Court of Appeal’s unanimous ruling in the Tennis Channel case provides important guidance for the Commission concerning the need to construe and apply the statute narrowly, as Congress intended. This is particularly true in light of today's highly competitive video marketplace and the First Amendment interests at stake. As Judge Kavanaugh wrote: "In restricting the editorial discretion of video programming distributors, the FCC cannot continue to implement a regulatory model premised on a 1990s snapshot of the cable market.'"

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Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell on the Passage of HR 1580 to Affirm US Policy Regarding Internet Governance

"We applaud U.S. House passage of this important legislation which seeks to promote the successful multi-stakeholder model that governs the Internet today and to prevent unwarranted government intervention. Adoption of this bill sends a strong message to policymakers around the world that a free and open Internet is vital to democracy, commerce, education and our overall well-being."
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