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Statement of NCTA Regarding House Judiciary Committee Passage of the "Innovation Act of 2013"

"We applaud the House Judiciary Committee and Chairman Goodlatte on committee passage of the “Innovation Act of 2013” (HR 3309), bipartisan legislation that will help deter patent trolls. American companies must be able to create jobs, grow their business and focus on innovation rather than be hampered by unjustified patent litigation. We look forward to working with members for passage of this bill through the full House."

Statement of NCTA Regarding the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act of 2013

"We congratulate Chairman Leahy and Sen. Lee on the introduction of bipartisan patent legislation, the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act of 2013. As a growing chorus of interested stakeholders can attest, responsible legislative reforms to discourage unnecessary patent litigation are sorely needed so that American companies can focus on innovation, job creation and economic growth instead of frivolous litigation. We look forward to working with Chairman Leahy and Sen.

NCTA Statement on Consumer Choice in Online Video Act

"Consumers today have an ever-growing roster of online video offerings in addition to robust multichannel video services. Services like Netflix already have almost 30 million U.S. subscribers – far larger than any single multichannel video provider. In addition, Hulu, iTunes, Amazon Prime, Redbox, Vudu, Vimeo, Boxee, Roku, AppleTV and YouTube are providing consumers with increasing options for competitive entertainment choices, facilitated in large part by massive ongoing investments in broadband networks.

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding Senate FCC Confirmations

“We congratulate Tom Wheeler and Mike O’Rielly on their confirmations to serve on the Federal Communications Commission and look forward to working with them in their new positions. Both individuals bring an abundance of experience and deep knowledge of media, technology and telecommunications that will serve them well as the Commission considers important policy issues.  With the Commission soon to be at full strength, we would also be remiss not to compliment Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn for her steady hands and for the significant contributions made by the FCC under her watch.

Statement of NCTA Regarding the “Innovation Act of 2013”

"We applaud Chairman Goodlatte on the introduction of bipartisan patent legislation, the “Innovation Act” (HR 3309). The bill will help deter patent trolls and put an end to unjustified patent litigation, enabling American companies to focus on innovation, job creation and economic growth. We look forward to working with Chairman Goodlatte and the bipartisan cosponsors towards passage of this important legislation."

Statement of NCTA Regarding Release of the NIST Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework

“The cable industry is deeply committed to providing our customers with a safe and secure online experience.  We appreciate the collaborative efforts led by Patrick Gallagher and NIST which sought significant input from many public and private stakeholders across the 16 critical infrastructure sectors.  We look forward to a thorough evaluation of the Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework and will continue to encourage a streamlined approach that relies on existing standards and offers practical guidance for companies to improve their readiness to combat cyber threats.”

30th Anniversary Walter Kaitz Foundation Dinner Raises More Than $1.7 Million for Cable Diversity Programs

Washington, DC – The 30th anniversary Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising Dinner last evening raised more than $1.7 million for programs fostering diversity in the cable industry.  More than 1,000 industry executives attended the dinner hosted by actor and entertainer, Mario Lopez, who appeared courtesy of NUVOtv.

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding Introduction of Legislation to Repeal the Set-Top Box Integration Ban

[Background: Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) and Congressman Gene Green (D-TX) today introduced bipartisan legislation to remove the FCC’s "integration ban", while maintaining the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) ability to regulate set-top boxes in the future. See press release below NCTA statement.]

Statement of NCTA Regarding the House Introduction of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

“We applaud Chairman Goodlatte, Rep. Eshoo and the other original co-sponsors on today’s introduction of Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (HR 3086). Extending the current Internet tax moratorium will protect consumers and small businesses from new and burdensome state and local taxes on Internet access, helping more Americans get online and ensuring that the Internet continues to power U.S. economic growth. We look forward to swift passage of this legislation in the House and towards it eventually being signed into law."

Statement of NCTA Regarding the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Decision on Program Carriage

“We are pleased with the court's decision to reject the FCC's attempted expansion of the program carriage rules, and with its statement encouraging the FCC to ‘reevaluate the program carriage regime as warranted by increased competition in the video programming industry.’"


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