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NCTA STRENGTHENS COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY WITH VOLUNTARY EEO GUIDELINES AND NAMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

NCTA cable operator members will comply voluntarily with a suspended Federal Communications Commission Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) rule as part of the industry’s efforts to improve diversity in employment, the association announced. The NCTA Board also approved the funding of six NAMIC scholarships to the CTAM Advanced Executive Program at Harvard Business School, working with the National Association of Minorities in Cable.
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SACHS: VIDEO COMPETITION IS WELL ESTABLISHED, BRINGING CONSUMERS MORE BENEFITS, CHOICES

Consumers are receiving increasing benefits of competition, enjoying a widening choice of video and telecommunications services from multiple providers, National Cable Television Association President and CEO Robert Sachs told the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Business Rights and Competition today.
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NCTA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 3RD ANNUAL COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARDSCable's Commitment to the Community Showcased Through Local & Regional Programming Achievement

The National Cable Television Association today announced winners of the 3rd Annual Community Spirit Awards during the Washington Metropolitan Cable Club luncheon.
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CABLE 2001 NEWS UPDATE: VANGUARD AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINE NEARSNCTA also to Provide First-Ever Conference Center at Cable 2001

The Vanguard Awards, the cable industry's highest honor, will be presented on Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at a special luncheon during NCTA's 50th Annual Convention and International Exposition, June 10 - 13, 2001 in Chicago, Illinois.
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NCTA: GOVERNMENT REGULATION COULD JEOPARDIZE INTERACTIVE TV

The threat of regulation of the nascent interactive television (ITV) marketplace would be a major mistake and could jeopardize the very development of an ITV marketplace, the National Cable Television Association told the Federal Communications Commission today.
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CABLE INDUSTRY LEADING TELEVISION'S TRANSITION TO DIGITAL, INSIGHT COMMUNICATIONS' MICHAEL WILLNER TELLS HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE

The cable industry’s $42 billion private capital investment to upgrade its own networks demonstrates that the marketplace serves as the most effective incentive for the transition to digital TV, Michael Willner, Insight Communications CEO and President, told the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet today.
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NCTA ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR THIRD ANNUAL COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARDS

The National Cable Television Association today announced nominees for the Third Annual Community Spirit Awards, honoring outstanding local and regional cable programming achievements.
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MARKET FORCES SHOULD GOVERN DIGITAL TRANSITION, SAYS INSIGHT'S MICHAEL WILLNER

Michael Willner, CEO and President of Insight Communications, told the Senate Commerce Committee today that market forces should govern digital transition.
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NCTA APPOINTS LOIS RICHERSON AS DIRECTOR, PUBLIC AFFAIRS - EDUCATION

Today the NCTA announced the appointment of Lois O. Richerson as Director, Public Affairs - Education.
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NCTA TO HOST LOCAL AND REGIONAL PROGRAMMING SYMPOSIUM IN MARCH 2001

The National Cable Television Association will host a local & regional programming symposium in conjunction with this year's Community Spirit Awards. The workshop is entitled "Thinking Outside the Box."
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