Monthly Archives: December 2011

Time to Reassess Program Carriage

Much ink has been spilt in recent days about the program carriage dispute between Comcast and the Tennis Channel.  And while the legal volleys will continue following this week’s initial ALJ decision (now subject to review by the full FCC), what is less clear is why the program carriage regime exists at all given the […]

Michael Powell’s Remarks at The Media Institute

Earlier this week, NCTA’s President & CEO Michael K. Powell, spoke at one of The Media Institute’s Communications Forum luncheons. Powell, a former FCC chairman, spoke about the topic of simplicity, especially as it applies to telecom regulation. Broadcasting & Cable‘s John Eggerton reported some of the key points made in his remarks. “Congress and […]

NCTA’s Michael Powell on C-SPAN’s The Communicators

NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell is the featured guest on C-SPAN’s The Communicators program this week, the weekly series focusing on the policy makers, opinion leaders and others who are shaping our digital future. The video is now available online, and will air on Saturday at 6:30pm on C-SPAN. It airs again Monday on […]

The Real Broadband Story

Cable’s leadership in broadband is no secret and in fact is one of the great telecom success stories in recent years. After all, the cable industry alone has invested some $170 billion in private capital to build broadband networks that are now available to 93 percent of U.S. homes. And the speed of cable’s broadband […]

Working Together to Attack Cybersecurity

At NCTA earlier this week, we had the pleasure of hosting an important event about the challenging and growing issue of cybersecurity. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R, MI-8) and C. A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D, MD-2), the Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, discussed the ongoing, severe threat that American businesses face today […]