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Cable Industry Establishes "Cable Hope Fund" to Aid Those Affected by Hurricane Katrina

With the attention of the world focused on helping victims recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) today announced the creation of a charitable fund that will help cable industry employees and other hurricane victims recover from the effects of the storm and will aid the long-term rebuilding of storm-ravaged areas.
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NCTA Releases Economic Analysis Showing That Mandatory Multicasting Would Cost Billions

NCTA President & CEO Kyle McSlarrow sent the following letter to Members of Congress today, accompanying an economic analysis prepared by Kane Reece Associates showing that a mandatory multicast regime would cost cable operators a minimum of $4.2 billion and up to $115.6 billion in lost bandwidth costs.
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NCTA Releases Legal Analysis Showing that Government-Imposed Multicasting is Unconstitutional

A legal analysis released by NCTA demonstrating that government-imposed multicasting is unconstitutional.
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NCTA Offers New PSAs to Publicize Hurricane Relief

On Wednesday, September 7, and Thursday, September 8, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) will feed via satellite to cable programmers and operators a new series of public service announcements (PSAs) publicizing hurricane relief.
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Kaitz Foundation Expands Supplier Diversity Program

The Walter Kaitz Foundation will present a workshop on supplier diversity in New York City on September 12, coinciding for the first time with the 19 th Annual Conference of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) and the cable industry's “Diversity Week.”
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Deadline Extended to August 25 for Purchase of Advance Tickets to Kaitz Foundation Dinner

The Walter Kaitz Foundation has extended its deadline for the purchase of advance tickets for the 2005 Walter Kaitz Foundation Dinner to Thursday, August 25. It had been today (August 17).
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New Video Can Help Parents Learn How to Use Cable's Parental Controls

The cable industry's commitment to educate consumers about parental controls is taking a step forward with the distribution of a new 9-minute video that demonstrates how parents can use their remote control and existing set-top box to manage the programming that comes into their homes.
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Comments of Kyle McSlarrow Regarding FCC Order to Classify DSL as an Information Service

McSlarrow applauded Chairman Martin for making broadband deployment a national priority, and supported the FCC decision to promote deregulatory policies that treat like services alike.
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2005 Kaitz Foundation Dinner to Honor Slate of Diversity Champions and Advocates

The Walter Kaitz Foundation will feature a new format for recognizing honorees at the 22nd Annual Walter Kaitz Foundation dinner, scheduled for September 14 in New York City.
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Comments of Kyle McSlarrow Regarding Telecommunications Legislation Introduced Today by Sen. John Ensign

Kyle McSlarrow, NCTA President & CEO comments on Telecommunications Legislation Introduced Today by Sen. John Ensign (R-Nevada).
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