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

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U.S. Cable Industry Brings “A Great American Success Story” to Atlanta, April 9-11

<b>WASHINGTON, D.C.</b> – Companies that deliver interactive video, broadband and telephone services to tens of millions of American homes will gather in Atlanta next month for the <i>The 2006 National Show, </i>the 55th annual international conference and exposition of the National Cable &amp; Telecommunications Association (NCTA).
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Economists Find Major Flaws in FCC Media Bureau’s Further Report on A La Carte Programming

<p> <b>WASHINGTON, D.C.</b> – The National Cable &amp; Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and The Walt Disney Company released today studies from independent economists that find significant flaws in the FCC Media Bureau’s Further Report On the Packaging and Sale of Video Programming Services To the Public (issued February 9, 2006). </p>
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Comments of Kyle McSlarrow Regarding the Virginia Governor Signing Video Franchising Legislation

<p>“We congratulate Virginia legislators and the Governor for enacting a law that streamlines government regulation of video franchising while providing an opportunity for all providers to compete fairly.
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NCTA Urges Congress to Ensure Level Playing Field for Competitive Telecommunications Marketplace – NCTA Paper, "The Bell Monopolies Want a Special Break to Enter the Video Business"

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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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