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Now Taking Exhibitor Applications for The Cable Show 2010

July 31, 2009

The Cable Show 2010 season has officially started with the opening of Exhibitor Booth Registration. Whether you produce entertainment, run networks, move bits or make gear, if your business involves communications and entertainment, a place on The Cable Show exhibit floor is the ideal connection to the people and the companies that are making things…

The Power of the Bundle

July 30, 2009

NCTA has released a new white paper prepared by Microeconomic Consulting & Research Associates, Inc. (MiCRA). The report is entitled Benefits to Consumers from the Transformation of the Cable Industry. In part it is about the cable industry’s transformation from a simple analog video provider to a provider of multiple services over an advanced digital…

Cable Programming

Empowering Parents to Control Television

July 24, 2009

The Senate Commerce Committee this week held a hearing “Rethinking the Children’s Television Act for a Digital Media Age” to explore if rules governing television programming for children should be updated to reflect the new media world that we now live in. Among those testifying before the committee was new FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, who…

A New Way to Evaluate U.S. Broadband Success?

July 17, 2009

Not many hours go by in Washington these days without talk of broadband policy, and this week was no different.  At the National Press Club, the Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies released their “Broadband Adoption Index” (or BAI), their methodology to provide a way to evaluate the value of broadband…

PointSmart.ClickSafe. Report on Online Safety

July 8, 2009

A little over a year ago, we posted about the PointSmart.ClickSafe. initiative, which focused on media literacy and online safety. Specifically, I reported on the Online Safety Summit we held last June (as well as interviews with a couple of the participants). At that time, we announced that a coalition of tech companies, child advocacy…

Broadband Discussion at Personal Democracy Forum

July 2, 2009

As mentioned previously, we were attending the Personal Democracy Forum earlier this week. Winding up Monday’s session was a panel entitled “The Obama Broadband Initiative and the Future of the Internet,” with opening remarks by Blair Levin of the FCC (video here) and a discussion, moderated by PDF’s Andrew Rasiej, involving Free Press’ Josh Silver,…