Monthly Archives: December 2010

NCTA Response to FCC Vote on Internet Rules

Today, the FCC voted on rules that would apply to Internet access providers. We issued a statement from NCTA’s President & CEO Kyle McSlarrow. “Our consistent view has been that the current ‘openness’ of the broadband marketplace can be preserved while simultaneously fostering the innovation and massive private investment needed to ensure the future growth […]

Helping to Teach Tomorrow’s Digital Citizens

Yesterday, the FCC held the Generation Mobile forum, which brought together teens, parents, educators and experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges around mobile technology use (Read about it on the FCC’s blog or the NYT‘s Bits blog). If you have kids, you’re most likely aware that cell phones are increasingly prevalent in their lives, […]

Behind the Numbers… Cable Is Delivering the Goods on Broadband

  “Averages don’t always reveal the most telling realities. You know , Shaquille O’Neal and I have an average height of 6 feet.” – former U.S. Labor Secretary, Robert Reich. We continue to get new data that helps spell out the state of broadband in America, but sometimes we have to sift through the numbers […]

The Cable Show Goes Mobile

The Cable Show Mobile app returns for another year. Enjoy at-the-show features like an interactive floor map, exhibitor materials and straight-from-the-source Twitter feeds. For 2011, we’ve added fresh enhancements like schedule & photo sharing, improved floor map interactivity, and more. It’s the ideal way to stay connected before, during and after the show. Download Instructions […]

95% of Businesses Report Being Happy with Their Broadband

I was pleased to run across a new FCC survey which focuses on commercial broadband service, indicating that the vast majority of respondents are happy with their connection. However, I didn’t see any coverage of these results. I keep thinking about a post I wrote five months ago, in which I marvel that some people […]

Usage-Based Pricing and the Flexibility to Innovate

Yesterday, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski  delivered remarks about proposed FCC rules to preserve an open Internet; the rules will be voted on at the FCC’s next meeting on December 21. As I indicated in a statement regarding Chairman Genachowski’s proposal, we are pleased with much of what the Commission will be considering.  One particular aspect […]