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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…

Cable industry sponsors 85th IETF meeting

November 5, 2012

While much of the United States focuses on the Presidential election this week, the global Internet engineering community will be in Atlanta tackling a host of issues that will echo throughout the world.  The November meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force, or IETF, won’t capture major headlines but when you consider the importance of…


Battling the Bots

July 6, 2012

By now you’ve probably heard about the “DNSChanger” malware, which has been highlighted in the media over the last few days.  Basically, it’s a virus or “bot” that hijacks your computer’s DNS settings to redirect your legitimate traffic to fake sites in order to steal your personal information (such as user names, passwords and credit…

A Changing Video Marketplace

June 26, 2012

The House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology holds a hearing tomorrow to discuss “The Future of Video.”  NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell is among the eight witnesses that will testify at the hearing which also includes representatives from the satellite and broadcasting industries, online video providers, movie studios and public interest…