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May 9, 2014


Public Policy

No Potholes on the Internet

May 9, 2014

In recent weeks, as the FCC prepares to take comment on new Open Internet rules to replace those struck down by the courts, DC has borne witness to a steady drumbeat of misinformation and scare tactics designed to bully regulators into adopting a radical and unwarranted shift in Internet regulation. With headlines screaming everything from…

November 30, 2010


Level 3’s Appeal for Government Intervention Is Unwarranted

November 30, 2010

The blogosphere has been buzzing since last night, with all manner of “experts” offering opinions about the dispute between Comcast and Level 3 over their commercial arrangement for the exchange of Internet traffic.  While I am a bit hesitant to add to the ruckus, I think it is important to refute the misguided notion that…

Joy Sims

June 18, 2010


FCC Begins Proceeding on Broadband Internet Access

June 18, 2010

Yesterday, the FCC voted 3-2 to approve a Notice of Inquiry to change the legal framework of Internet access by reclassifying it under Title II of the Communications Act. John Eggerton of Multichannel News and Broadcasting & Cable wrote an overview of the FCC meeting and the  day’s happenings. We issued a statement from NCTA…

Joy Sims

April 9, 2010


Providers Back Web Freedom

April 9, 2010

The column below appeared today in The USA Today, as an opposing view to a USA Today editorial. Opposing view on ‘Net neutrality': Providers back Web freedom By Kyle McSlarrow On Tuesday, a federal court struck down a Federal Communications Commission order enforcing a rule that the agency hadn’t ever actually adopted. The court’s decision…

Joy Sims

April 6, 2010


NCTA Responds to Circuit Court Decision in Comcast v. FCC

April 6, 2010

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today issued its opinion in Comcast v. FCC.  Below is the statement from NCTA President & CEO Kyle McSlarrow on the opinion: “The Court correctly ruled that a specific order by the previous FCC was wrong.  We cannot state strongly enough that this…

December 9, 2009


On Net Neutrality and the First Amendment

December 9, 2009

Today, NCTA President & CEO Kyle McSlarrow gave a speech at the Media Institute, the nonprofit research foundation specializing in communications policy issues. Fittingly, since the Institute is very focused on issues of freedom of speech, the address focused on “net neutrality” and the First Amendment. You can read the speech here, but I thought…

November 17, 2009


Net Neutrality Debate Tonight

November 17, 2009

NCTA’s Executive Vice President, James Assey, will be participating tonight in an Oxford-style debate on net neutrality, presented by Tech Debate as part of Web 2.0 Expo New York. The participants will debate the motion “A network neutrality law is necessary.“ Arguing for the motion will be Professor Tim Wu, venture capitalist Brad Burnham and…