Category Archives: NCTA Actions

Tuesday General Session at Cable Show 2012

The second day of the 2012 Cable Show gets underway with the second general session. The session got off to a start with Verizon announcing a new content discovery service as part of a discussion of content delivery and consumption.

Actor/director Ed Burns joined Rio Caraeff (VEVO), Dan Mead (Verizon Wireless), and Neil Smit (Comcast Cable) to discuss consumer consumption patterns, and new delivery methods to reach an audience.

Careff made the observation that we are in the midst of a change in consumer attitudes that may be generational – with the prior generation valuing content ownership and the newer generation valuing access. All the panelists agree that consumers are demanding more content on more platforms, and providers are innovating to address and shape that demand.

It’s How We Connect

Watching TV at home while connecting to friends on Facebook and chatting on the phone… all at the same time… is now part of our everyday lives and something most of us take for granted.  It works well, so we enjoy the new services, feel liberated by amazing choices and keep asking for more. All […]

Michael Powell’s Remarks at The Media Institute

Earlier this week, NCTA’s President & CEO Michael K. Powell, spoke at one of The Media Institute’s Communications Forum luncheons. Powell, a former FCC chairman, spoke about the topic of simplicity, especially as it applies to telecom regulation. Broadcasting & Cable‘s John Eggerton reported some of the key points made in his remarks. “Congress and […]

NCTA’s Michael Powell on C-SPAN’s The Communicators

NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell is the featured guest on C-SPAN’s The Communicators program this week, the weekly series focusing on the policy makers, opinion leaders and others who are shaping our digital future. The video is now available online, and will air on Saturday at 6:30pm on C-SPAN. It airs again Monday on […]

Teaming Up to Address Online Theft of Content

Today, the film, television, music and ISP industries announced a landmark agreement on a common framework for “Copyright Alerts” – a state-of-the-art system similar to credit card fraud alerts – that will educate and notify Internet subscribers when their Internet service accounts possibly are being misused for online content theft. This voluntary system, which will […]

Cable Will be Sponsoring the 85th IETF

Back in November, you may have read our post on the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).  The IETF is a large open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet.  It is open to any interested individual. The organization’s stated mission is […]

NCTA’s Wonder Woman Jadz Janucik

Every year Multichannel News honors the top women executives in the cable industry as “Wonder Women.” This week in New York, twelve women were honored as Wonder Women at a lunch, cosponsored by the New York chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications. Among those honored this year was NCTA’s own Jadz Janucik. As SVP of […]

Bringing Broadband to Low-Income Families

The National Broadband Plan has put the spotlight squarely on getting broadband service to the roughly 35% of U.S. households that don’t subscribe.  I don’t think anyone can disagree with this overarching goal, and it’s clear that it will take a multi-pronged approach to bridge this gap. The good news is that we have significant […]

Introducing Adoption Plus: Broadband + Education = Greater Opportunity

Today we are announcing the next step in our industry’s longstanding commitment to use our technologies to improve education in America. We’re proposing a two-year public-private pilot program called Adoption Plus (A+) which could bring broadband to millions of children in low-income households. Twenty years ago, our industry founded Cable in the Classroom (CIC), which […]

Now Broadcasting from the Personal Democracy Forum

For the next two days Paul and I will be Tweeting, blogging, and otherwise chattering about the annual Personal Democracy Forum (PDF) in NYC. PDF is the premier event for dicsussion of online politics and Cable is a proud sponsor. Cable’s James Assey will be participating on a panel this afternoon focused on the state […]