Category Archives: News Items

TED and Pew Research Agree: The Young Get Their Due

This year’s TED conference theme was “The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered.” And how appropriate a theme as Michael Powell highlights in his Huffington Post blog post this week when two of the most inspiring TED presenters at this years conference have barely finished high school. Powell describes how “kids, teenagers and young adults are […]

Creative Spaces at NCTA (VIDEO)

Recently the NCTA Digital Workspace area underwent a transformation… We began with dreary cubes that had little to no natural lighting and tall barriers blocking the flow of communication. After a refresh, we now have a large open space with natural light (we can see the sun, now!) and easy communication between team members (hi […]

Weighing In on Mental Health and Violence

In the wake of the tragic shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, in December, the nation has been focused on remedies to curtail gun violence and other ways to address violent behavior in our society. The cable industry is working hard to make a positive contribution to that national dialogue.  We joined recently with Hollywood, the broadcasting […]

New Copyright Alert System Launches

When I sit in front of my computer, it’s a wonder I get anything accomplished.  There are seemingly millions of hours of TV shows, movies, music, and cat videos, all of them staggeringly easy to find, download, and share. But where did all of this content come from? Sure, some of it was home made, […]

NCTA Reporting from State of the Net

 State of the Net, the largest information and technology policy conference in the US, starts this upcoming Tuesday, January 22nd. The 2-day event is host to hundreds of Congressional staffers and lawmakers discussing key issues surrounding both the Internet and the business, policy, and security of broadband. NCTA staff will be in attendance including James […]

2013 CES News, Updates, and Conversation from NCTA

As we at NCTA gear up for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, we wanted to share that we will be keeping you on top of key show moments related to cable, television, and telecom (and yes – all the cool gadgets) as the show progresses. Starting today, look to @NCTAcable for […]

Top 20 Follows for Tech & Tech Policy on Twitter

The FCC recently launched a new Twitter account – @FCCDotGov. For those who may be unfamiliar with Twitter (despite Conan O’Brien’s routine ridicule of the service), the micro-blogging platform allows users to send out short updates on just about any topic. Many people envision this as an endless stream of “I had a sandwich for […]

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 […]

Court Upholds Cable's Position On Retention Marketing

Regular readers of Cable Tech Talk may remember an exchange between Verizon’s Tom Tauke and NCTA’s Kyle McSlarrow that took place last June.  At issue was an FCC decision into allegations that Verizon had violated retention marketing restrictions and actively tried to prevent customers from leaving only after the customer had put in a request […]

More Media Inaccuracies About A La Carte

We can only repeat ourselves on a la carte so many times before our heads burst in frustration. I think we’re one or two posts away from that point, so this may be my last word on the subject. But first, let me explain the reason for my frustration. Rob Pegoraro, the gadget guy at […]