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CABLE 2001 TO FEATURE ANNUAL CABLE & EDUCATION FORUM

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and Cable in the Classroom today announced details of the Cable & Education Forum to be featured at Cable 2001, NCTA’s 50th Annual Convention & International Exposition, June 10-13, in Chicago, IL.
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CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS HASTERT AND DASCHLE TO PARTICIPATE IN CABLE 2001; Convention Webcast Details Announced

Top U.S. Congressional leaders will help kick off the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s 50th Annual Convention and International Exposition, June 10 – 13, 2001 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
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PIONEERING CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY PLANNED FOR CABLE 2001

Cable 2001, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s (NCTA) 50th Annual Convention and International Exposition, promises to be a crossroads of emerging cable technologies for the at-home television experience. Interactive Television, Voice Activated Unified Messaging via TV, Targeted Advertising, and Local Area Networking are included technologies.
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NO CASE MADE TO REGULATE NASCENT INTERACTIVE TV SERVICES, NCTA SAYS TO FCC

Pro-regulation advocates have failed to make a legal, factual, or public policy case for intruding on market forces, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association argued in its reply comments to the FCC’s Notice of Inquiry on interactive TV services.
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MAGGIE WILDEROTTER, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF WINK COMMUNICATIONS TO ADDRESS WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN CABLE CLUB LUNCHEON ON FRIDAY, MAY 18

The following are the details for the upcoming WMCC Luncheon on Friday, May 18.
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CALLS FOR INTERACTIVE TV REGULATION THREATEN EMERGING MARKET, NCTA PRESIDENT & CEO ROBERT SACHS TELLS SCTE FORUM 2001

Calls to regulate nascent interactive television services, which have yet to be defined, would have the unintended consequence of discouraging investment and slowing their introduction, National Cable & Telecommunications Association President & CEO Robert Sachs said Wednesday in his keynote address to the SCTE Expo 2001 in Orlando, Florida.
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NCTA ANNOUNCES VANGUARD AWARD WINNERS

Recipients of this year’s Vanguard Awards, the cable industry’s highest honors, were announced today by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA). The awards will be presented on Wednesday, June 13 at a special ceremony and luncheon during Cable 2001.
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PEGGY O'BRIEN APPOINTED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CABLE IN THE CLASSROOM

Peggy O’Brien, Ph.D., has been named the new Executive Director of Cable in the Classroom (CIC), Judith McHale, CIC Chairman and President and COO of Discovery Communications, Inc., announced today.
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CABLE 2001 PRESS LUNCHEON/CONFERENCE CALL WITH JERRY KENT, PRESIDENT & CEO, CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS TODAY

Press luncheon/conference call with Charter Communications President & CEO Jerry Kent, who -- in his role as NCTA Convention Chair -- will discuss Cable 2001 and this year's theme "We're Making Broadband Happen."
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NEW FEATURES TO ENHANCE CABLE 2001 EXPERIENCE

The National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) plans to introduce new features to benefit delegates and the media alike at Cable 2001. These elements include free Internet access in the full-service “Cable Courtyard,” and fully-furnished corporate meeting rooms.
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