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TED and Pew Research Agree: The Young Get Their Due


March 14, 2013

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)

March 12, 2013

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…

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Weighing In on Mental Health and Violence

March 8, 2013

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


February 26, 2013

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

January 18, 2013

 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


January 7, 2013

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

August 19, 2009

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…