MEDIA ROOM

Please direct all media inquiries to:

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

Phone: 202-222-2350

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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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TESTIMONY OF MICHAEL K. POWELL on THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT UPDATE before the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Committee on Energy and Commerce

Use the below link to download the full testimony of Michael K. Powell on The Communications Act Update before the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Committee on Energy and Commerce.
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Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding Today’s Decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

“The cable industry has always embraced the principles of an open Internet and the Court decision will not change that. Consumers have always been entitled to enjoy the legal web content of their choosing and they will continue to do so. An open Internet is good for our customers, and good for our business.
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Neil Smit Begins Tenure as Chairman of NCTA Board

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Neil Smit, President and CEO of Comcast Cable and Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation, officially began his tenure as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) on January 1, 2014.
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Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding Video Bills Introduced Today by Reps. Eshoo and Scalise

“The bills introduced today by Reps. Eshoo and Scalise are very different, but each independently highlights what is quickly becoming a growing consensus – namely, that laws enacted over twenty years ago are out of sync with the realities of today’s video marketplace and in many cases serve to inhibit innovation, thwart fair competition, and harm consumers.
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Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding House Committee Approval of the FCC Process Reform Act

"We applaud Chairman Walden, Ranking Member Eshoo and members of the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee for moving the FCC Process Reform Act through the committee. It is our firm belief that this bipartisan legislation advances our shared goal of encouraging greater transparency and predictability in agency decision making.
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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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