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Statement of NCTA Regarding Today’s FCC E-rate and Connect America Fund Orders

Re/code and NCTA Launch Event Partnership

WASHINGTON, DC -- Re/code, the independent tech news, reviews and analysis site headed by veteran journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), today announced a partnership for a series of events beginning this week in San Francisco.

Statement of NCTA Regarding U.S. Senate Approval of the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014

“In passing H.R. 5728, the Senate has moved with appropriate speed to prevent consumer disruption and to enact meaningful video reforms. We applaud Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Thune for their leadership and dedication to achieving bipartisan consensus on the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014, including action that will sunset the FCC’s outdated and ill-conceived “integration ban” at long last.

Statement of NCTA Regarding U.S. House Approval of the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014 (H.R. 5728)

“Action today by the House of Representatives today in passing H.R. 5728, the STELA Reauthorization Act, again demonstrates the bipartisan consensus around targeted and meaningful video reforms. We commend Chairmen Upton and Walden and Ranking Members Waxman and Eshoo for their efforts. In addition to extending expiring provisions related to retransmission of broadcast TV signals, this must-pass legislation accomplishes modest reforms of our video laws that will yield significant consumer benefits.

Statement of NCTA Regarding the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014 (H.R. 5728)

"We applaud the efforts of House Chairmen Upton and Walden, Senate Chairman Rockefeller, House Ranking Members Waxman and Eshoo and Senate Ranking Member Thune who have worked together to craft bipartisan legislation that advances targeted video reforms, including the extension of expiring provisions that will help affected satellite consumers continue to receive their broadcast signals.

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding the President’s Statement on Net Neutrality

“We are stunned the President would abandon the longstanding, bipartisan policy of lightly regulating the Internet and call for extreme Title II regulation. The cable industry strongly supports an open Internet, is building an open internet, and strongly believes that over-regulating the fastest growing technology in our history will not advance the cause of Internet freedom. There is no dispute about the propriety of transparency rules and bans on discrimination and blocking. But this tectonic shift in national policy, should it be adopted, would create devastating results.

NCTA Statement Regarding FCC Proposal to Update the Definition of Multichannel Video Programming Distributor (MVPD)

“In today's video marketplace, consumers are reaping the benefits of robust competition and an ever expanding menu of video options. Redefining what it means to be an MVPD raises profound questions about how government will extend regulation to Internet video services and how any would-be virtual MVPDs will meet their 'social compact' obligations.

2015 Spring Technical Forum Comes to INTX: The Internet & Television Expo

NCTA, CableLabs® and SCTE Issue Annual Call for Technical Papers

WASHINGTON, DC – Some of the cable industry’s brightest technical minds and future-focused business concepts will be on display next May as part of the 2015 Spring Technical Forum during INTX: The Internet & Television Expo. INTX - formerly known as The Cable Show – is a new event that brings together the world of entertainment, communications and the Internet.


NCTA Statement Regarding Waxman Letter to FCC Proposing Path for Open Internet Rules

“We appreciate Ranking Member Waxman’s thoughtful proposal in that it implicitly recognizes the onerous dangers of applying backward looking regulation to the Internet. Nonetheless, the reclassification of broadband as a Title II service is unnecessary to provide consumers with reasonable network neutrality protections and will result in years of uncertainty and legal tussles. History has shown that forbearance is far from certain or quick and Title II advocates have already indicated their opposition to the type of forbearance that this approach suggests.

Statement of NCTA Regarding FCC Action to Eliminate Sports Blackout Rule

“We commend the Commission’s unanimous decision to eliminate the antiquated sports blackout rule. As the video marketplace continues to evolve and offers consumers more competition and a growing variety of new services, we encourage the FCC to continue its examination of outdated rules that no longer make sense.”


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