Posts By NCTA

The State of Internet in America in 2017

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to take a step back and do a status check on the progress and achievements of America’s broadband networks. And when looking at the state of America’s internet connectivity and speeds, the accomplishments are quite remarkable. Though the United States is one of the least […]

What We’re Looking Forward to at CES 2017!

Another New Year, another trip to Las Vegas for CES – the Consumer Electronics Show. Put on by our friends at CTA, the annual technology bonanza is an opportunity for the world peek into the future and see what’s in store for digital devices in 2017 and beyond. On display will be everything from the […]

New Data Shows that Time-Shifting is TV’s Biggest Value

Nothing has had a more profound effect over the last 10 years on TV than time shifting. The ability to watch a show at any time has not just made watching TV easier, it’s made it more fun. It’s made it possible save up shows over the course of the week and watch them all […]

FCC Measuring Broadband Report Delivers High Marks for Cable ISPs

Last week, the FCC released its Measuring Broadband America (MBA): Fixed Broadband Report. The annual analysis looks at consumer fixed broadband performance in the United States by benchmarking connectivity and analyzing how the internet has changed or improved over the last year. The report gave high marks to U.S. ISPs, especially cable-based providers, showing improvements in speed […]

New Steps Unveiled for Preventing Unwanted Robocalls

Earlier today, the FCC’s Robocall Strike Force unveiled some new steps that phone providers are taking to help prevent unwanted robocalls. A robocall is defined as a call with an automatic dialing system or with a prerecorded or artificial voice. The strike force, established earlier this year, includes among others Charter, Comcast, and Cox, all […]

Michael Powell Inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame

NCTA President and CEO Michael Powell was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame last night. The celebration, held at New York’s Waldorf Astoria, was an opportunity for Powell and the nine other inductees to be recognized for their vision, hard work, and commitment to the programming and communications industries. Powell’s decades-long career […]

Building a Better Framework for Business Data Services Regulation

Today, NCTA submitted to the FCC a new model for smart, targeted regulation of Business Data Services (BDS) that draws from the voluminous record in the current proceeding and accomplishes the Commission’s stated goal of preserving and enhancing competition where it exists and regulating rates where it does not. This new framework is far superior […]

Home TV and Internet Equipment is Becoming Much More Energy Efficient

As our lives have increasingly become more connected to all forms of media and we seem to constantly rely on devices or gadgets throughout our waking hours, managing energy consumption has become a significant priority, both from an environmental and economic perspective. The good news for pay TV and internet consumers is that the equipment we […]

Why We Filed for En Banc Review

Today, NCTA joined the American Cable Association (ACA) in filing a Joint Petition for Rehearing En Banc with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit regarding the 2015 FCC order to reclassify broadband internet access service as a common carrier service under Title II of the Communications Act. We don’t celebrate this petition, […]

Moving Forward on “Ditching the Box” not “Unbundling the App”

Yesterday, NCTA submitted a 30+ page filing (plus over one thousand pages of supporting technical specs) that provides additional information requested by the FCC about the open standard-based apps proposal presented several weeks ago by a group of independent programmers, NCTA and pay TV companies. This information supplements our prior efforts, both within the Downloadable […]