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TESTIMONY OF MICHAEL K. POWELL PRESIDENT & CEO, NCTA, on REAUTHORIZATION OF THE SATELLITE TELEVISION EXTENSION AND LOCALISM ACT before the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Committee on Energy and Commerce

Use the link below to download the full testimony of Michael K. Powell on the Reauthorization of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act before the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Committee on Energy and Commerce.
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Statement of NCTA Regarding Energy & Commerce Committee Discussion Draft of the Reauthorization of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act

"We support legislation offered by Chairmen Upton and Walden reauthorizing STELA, and proposing narrowly targeted video reforms. We particularly support eliminating the FCC's integration ban rule - a rule that applies only to cable operators among MVPD competitors and that forces consumers to bear needless costs.
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Statement of NCTA Regarding Expected FCC Order on Joint Retransmission Consent Negotiations

"We are pleased that Chairman Wheeler intends to circulate an order that would rein in the anticompetitive practice which currently allows separately owned broadcast stations to jointly negotiate for retransmission consent payments. As Chairman Wheeler stated, this type of coordinated behavior has resulted in increased prices which are ultimately borne by consumers.
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THE CABLE SHOW PARTNERS WITH SHORTSHD™ THE SHORT MOVIE CHANNEL FOR 48-HOUR STUDENT FILM COMPETITION IN LOS ANGELES, CA

The Cable Show and ShortsHD™, the world's only Short Movie Channel in high-definition (www.shorts.tv), are teaming up to launch a special 48-hour student short film competition during The Cable Show 2014 on April 29 – May 1 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding Rep. Dingell Retirement Announcement

"In a lifetime of public service, Rep. Dingell has made an indelible mark working to advance the cause of his constituents and our nation. His leadership in the House will be missed, and his “Dingell-grams” will remain legendary.
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Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding Today’s FCC Action on Closed Captioning

"The cable industry is committed to providing high-quality captioning to our customers and we would like to thank Chairman Wheeler for his thoughtful approach to this important issue. The identification and development of captioning best practices will help advance our common goal.
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Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding FCC Chairman Wheeler’s Open Internet Statement

“We appreciate Chairman Wheeler laying out the process for developing a new open Internet framework. The cable industry has always embraced the principles of an open Internet and we remain committed to them. We look forward to working with Chairman Wheeler and the Commission on ensuring that American consumers will continue to enjoy a fast, robust and open Internet experience.
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Interactive Launch Competition Comes to The Cable Show 2014

Teams of MBA Students compete, with solutions to complex challenges in a multiplatform video and broadband world
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Statement of NCTA EVP James Assey Regarding NIST's Final Cybersecurity Framework

"The cable industry appreciates the collaborative process between the National Institute of Standards and Technology and industry in the development of the Cybersecurity Framework.
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Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding Rep. Henry Waxman's Retirement Announcement

"Rep. Waxman has been a force for change during his tenure in Congress and he will be missed. Over the past 40 years, he has been at the center of many important technology and telecommunications issues, and has worked tirelessly to promote the development of a healthy communications and media marketplace that benefits consumers. We fully expect Rep.
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