MEDIA ROOM

Please direct all media inquiries to:

Brian Dietz, Vice President, Communications & Digital Strategy
Joy Sims, Senior Director, Communications

Phone: 202-222-2350

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Statement of Kyle McSlarrow Regarding Video Franchising Legislation Recently Passed by the Indiana Legislature

<p>“If the goal is promoting broadband for all, this special interest legislation clearly fails. Nonetheless, Indiana legislators recognized that a level playing field for all providers should be part of the regulatory framework, and the cable industry will continue to vigorously compete to provide all customers the best and most innovative services in America.”</p>
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Statement of Kyle McSlarrow Regarding Approval by the Virginia House of a Bill on Video Franchising

<p>“The Virginia legislation is a step in the right direction. While it’s not perfect, we’re pleased the legislation recognizes the importance of localism, treats all providers fairly by maintaining a level playing field, and facilitates speedy competitive entry in a way that benefits communities, service providers, and all those we serve.” </p>
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TV Groups Outline Commitment to Educate Parents on Parental Controls

<p> <strong>WASHINGTON, D.C.</strong> – The National Cable &amp; Telecommunications Association and other television groups have strengthened their commitment to educating consumers about parental controls, as detailed in a recent letter to Members of Congress. The letter is attached.</p>
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NCTA Adds Top Cable, Broadband and Programming Executives to 2006 National Show General Sessions

<p> <strong>WASHINGTON, D.C.</strong> – The National Cable &amp; Telecommunications Association today announced further additions to <em>The 2006 National Show</em> roster of general session speakers, which now includes many of the top executives in the cable and telecommunications industry.</p>
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Comments of Kyle McSlarrow Regarding the FCC 12th Annual Video Competition Report

<p>“The FCC report confirms that the home video marketplace has never been more competitive and, <em>‘continues to provide consumers with increased choice, better picture quality, and greater technological innovation.</em>’</p>
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Comments of Kyle McSlarrow Regarding the Updated FCC Media Bureau Report on A La Carte Programming

<p>“Most studies conclude that a mandated a la carte regime would be more expensive for consumers and result in less diversity in programming. It is disappointing that the updated Media Bureau report relies on assumptions that are not in line with the reality of the marketplace.
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