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Dispelling Broadband Pricing Myths with Professor Daniel Lyons!


December 21, 2012

Here at NCTA, we’ve been spending a lot of time lately discussing usage based pricing, or UBP. There’s a fair amount of confusion out there as to what UBP really is, how it would affect broadband service, and what it would do to the average American’s household budget. After hosting the first NCTA Connects event,…

Full Video, The Evolving Internet: Patterns in Usage and Pricing


December 18, 2012

For those who missed last Friday’s NCTA Connects, here’s a full video of the event. The discussion, titled The Evolving Internet: Patterns in Usage and Pricing, was a deep dive into how consumer broadband usage is changing and how Internet Service Providers must evolve with the needs of their customers. Through the lens of an…

Michael Powell Visits Fox Business


December 17, 2012

NCTA President and CEO Michael Powell visited Fox Business this morning. While there he discussed online security and the importance of understanding the constantly evolving technology around us. Watch the latest video at

Usage Based Billing

Connecting the Dots on Usage Based Pricing


December 14, 2012

This morning, we hosted the first event of a new briefing series called NCTA Connects,   which will regularly showcase national thought leaders discussing issues that are impacting the media and communications industries. This morning’s discussion, titled The Evolving Internet: Patterns in Usage and Pricing, featured a deep dive into how consumer broadband usage is changing,…

Cable Programming

Commercials quieted by CALM

December 13, 2012

There is much talk today about a new law called the CALM Act – or the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act. There are a few media stories about it, including the Los Angeles Times, NPR and CNN, and a press rerelease from Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA).  Below are a few answers to questions you may have…

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Michael Powell on C-SPAN's The Communicators


December 10, 2012

On Saturday, NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell was on C-SPAN’s  The Communicators discussing sports broadcasting, political ads, and how social media might impact the future of TV.

Saving Energy for Consumers

December 6, 2012

In participating in a major new Set-Top Box Energy Conservation Agreement, NCTA member companies today re-affirmed the industry’s strong commitment to continued improvement in the energy efficiency of the set-top boxes we provide to our customers. Signatories of the agreement include several NCTA member companies: cable operators Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Charter, Cablevision, Bright…