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Rural Broadband Funding Should Have Accountability

April 25, 2012

Suddenlink’s Dave Rozzelle testified today on the issue of rural broadband funding, before the House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture. As Rozzelle noted, rural broadband funding programs should be dedicated primarily to bringing broadband to consumers who currently don’t have access. The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) programs have…

USF Reform: Sticking to the Path of Progress

April 24, 2012

Last fall, a unanimous FCC approved long-overdue reform to modernize the universal service fund (USF) and related intercarrier compensation (ICC) payments, crafting new mechanisms better suited to today’s competitive realities and furthering our national goal of extending broadband to all Americans.  The FCC’s gradual transition plan and new framework promotes greater efficiency, instills needed fiscal…

Future of Video: Bright Present, Brighter Future

April 23, 2012

On Tuesday, the Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on “The Emergence of Online Video: Is It The Future?” It will provide a glimpse of the many new ways that consumers are accessing video content and allowing us to reflect on the transformative changes that have taken place over the last two decades. And…

Lessons Learned from the Tohoku Earthquake

April 19, 2012

Yesterday, NCTA hosted an event at our offices to help educate about the impact of the March 2011 earthquake on the telecommunications infrastructure of Japan. Representatives from the Japanese Embassy here in Washington and executives from NTT East, a leading Japanese telecom provider, described the damage of both the quake and the ensuing damage of…