Posts By NCTA

Regulating the Insurgents

If there’s one regulatory principle that has largely been inviolate over the past forty years, it is that new entrants should not be subject to rate regulation. FCC leaders through the decades have consistently recognized that incumbent-style rate regulation of new entrants only serves to discourage the investment necessary to spur competitive entry and the […]

Consumers Deserve Consistent Privacy Protections on the Internet

In a vibrant, fast-changing Internet economy, companies should be transparent about their data practices, provide consumers with choices on how their data is used, and work hard to keep data secure. Consumers also deserve consistent privacy protections across the Internet for the information they deem private and sensitive, no matter how or with whom they […]

Better Technology Is Leading to Lower Costs

Imagine waking up tomorrow and your Internet connection reverted back to the year 2004, when average download speeds were in the single digits. Remember that? No doubt that you would be frustrated waiting 10 minutes or more for a video to download. And the near-total lack of live video streaming would not only provide few […]

Senate Can Save Consumers from Tax on Internet Access

This week, the U.S. Senate has the opportunity to give nearly every American an important commitment for their future Internet access – a permanent moratorium on taxing Internet access. It’s an important measure that has strong bipartisan support and should be passed into law. It’s officially known as ITFA, or the Internet Tax Freedom Act […]

Imagining Tomorrow at INTX

The products and ideas that evolve our digital experiences almost always start as brainstorming sessions. Places of free thought where big ideas turn into the next reality. INTX is the space where just this happens, where exciting discussions find their starting point and new ideas get their break. One of the best parts about INTX is  Imagine Park, a place where anyone […]

Three Charts That Show Broadband Deployment is Reasonable and Timely

Every year, the FCC is required by Congress to “determine whether advanced telecommunications capability is being deployed to all Americans in a reasonably and timely fashion.”  This is officially called the Broadband Progress Report, a title that indicates it should report on growth, development and advancement of broadband in America. Any cursory and objective review […]

What Does the FCC Know that Apple, Netflix, and Roku Don’t?

TV today is trending for consumers. We’re experiencing an incredible programming renaissance where both the quality and quantity of shows is better than ever before and only improving. We’re also living through a tectonic technology shift that rivals the invention of broadcasting, leveraging rapidly expanding app marketplaces, ubiquitous connectivity and ever shrinking portable screens to […]