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Michael Powell Keynote Speech

Boston MA — Michael Powell, President and CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), delivered the following remarks at the opening General Session of INTX 2016. Produced by NCTA, INTX runs May 16 – 18, 2016 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. May 16, 2016 Michael Powell Keynote Speech INTX 2016 Boston, MA
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Cable’s Philanthropic Investments Equal More Than $1.2 Billion Annually

Industry’s Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility Encompasses Wide Array of Programs at National and Local Levels The value of the cable industry’s annual philanthropic activity is at least $1.2 billion, based on the results of a recent survey conducted by three noted researchers and academics from the University of Denver.
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New Innovations and Bold Ideas Featured on Show Floor at INTX 2016

Washington, D.C. – From builders and storytellers to bold innovations and big ideas, what is shaping the future of media and technology will take center stage at INTX: Internet & Television Expo 2016.
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Arianna Huffington Joins the Re/code Line-Up for INTX 2016 and Speakers Announced for TED Session on Disruption

TED Session Presented by INTX will be Sponsored in Part by ESPN Washington, D.C. — The speaker and presentation ranks for INTX: The Internet & Television Expo 2016 have been further bolstered by new additions announced today.
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Statement of NCTA Regarding Today’s FCC Vote on Business Data Services

“Cable’s entry into the market for business data services over the last few years has resulted in improved services and lower prices for businesses all across America. It is disappointing that Chairman Wheeler is responding to this unquestionably positive development by asking the Commission to consider imposing onerous new rate regulation on these competitive services.
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Periscope’s Kayvon Beykpour Joins the Re/code Line-Up for INTX 2016

Imagine Park Will Feature MIT Media Lab’s Andrew Lippman and Super Session to Highlight TV’s Breakthrough Content Imagine Park Will Feature MIT Media Lab’s Andrew Lippman and Super Session to Highlight TV’s Breakthrough Content
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NCTA Comments Filed in the FCC Navigation Devices Proceeding

NCTA Comments Filed in the FCC Navigation Devices Proceeding
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NCTA Media Briefing Replay & Legal Summary

Earlier today, NCTA held a media briefing to highlight the significant legal vulnerabilities of the FCC’s set-top box proposal.  The call featured NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell and NCTA outside counsel Ted Olson and Helgi Walkers, partners at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher law firm in Washington, D.C.  As part of the briefing, the attached summary of a legal white paper, The
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Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding Comcast, Samsung and Roku Announcements

{Today, Comcast, Roku and Samsung made a series of announcements regarding bringing Xfinity TV service to more retail devices.}
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Former FCC Chief Economist Says Commission Navigation Device Proposal Lacks Rigor, Would Distort Market Based Competition and Harm Consumers

In a new paper (attached) analyzing the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning set-top boxes, former FCC Chief Economist Steven S. Wildman concludes, “that the proposed rules, far from promoting a competitive marketplace, are likely to artificially distort competition to the detriment of consumers.”  
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