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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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STATEMENT OF NCTA REGARDING PASSAGE OF THE SANDY ACT

“NCTA applauds Ranking Member Pallone and the Members of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee for approval of The Security Access to Networks in Disasters, or SANDy Act. The legislation recognizes the role the cable industry plays in keeping Americans informed, safe and connected.
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Statement of NCTA Regarding the Verizon – INCOMPAS Special Access Proposal

“The ‘principles’ suggested by Verizon — INCOMPAS seem at odds with sound economics and a policy of promoting market-driven, facilities-based competition. Cable operators are new entrants in the business services market, and are investing heavily in building their own facilities to serve business customers.
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Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding GAO Study on Impact of the FCC's Set-Top Box NPRM

"I applaud Chairman Walden and Rep. Clarke for calling upon the FCC to study the impact of the FCC's Set-Top Box NPRM on minority programmers. Rep. Clarke, a stalwart champion of promoting minority program diversity and ownership, has consistently raised this issue with the FCC.
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Big Names from Business, Media, Entertainment Take Center Stage at INTX 2016

LeVar Burton, Pete Cashmore, Brian Roberts, John Stankey, Nigel Eccles and Others to Speak
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Statement of NCTA Regarding FCC Action on Privacy Rules

"Today’s FCC action unfortunately mistakes a good headline for actual headway in advancing consistent standards of privacy protection and fair competition. Under the FCC's proposal, ISPs would have far more onerous requirements than the ones imposed on other large online entities that have access to a wider range of user information than ISPs.
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