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Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding House Judiciary Passage of the Permanent Internet Tax Free Act

“We applaud Chairman Goodlatte, Rep. Eshoo and the House Judiciary Committee on today’s passage of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (HR. 3086). Failing to extend the current Internet tax moratorium by November 1st risks driving up the cost of connectivity. We urge the Congress to quickly pass this important legislation so that American consumers and businesses will continue to be protected from any additional taxes and fees that could raise the price of Internet access and slow the rapid adoption of broadband services.”

NCTA Statement Regarding Leahy/Matsui Net Neutrality Legislation

“The cable industry has consistently stated our support for sensible but clear rules which ensure that American consumers continue to enjoy an open and unfettered Internet experience. Cable companies do not engage in paid prioritization and have every incentive to ensure that all consumers enjoy fast and robust Internet services. We are confident that Chairman Wheeler can restore effective rules under the path that the Court suggested, and we will work with all parties to preserve consumer protections enforced by the FCC and Federal Trade Commission.”

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding the Passing of Former Time Warner Cable Chairman & CEO Glenn Britt

“NCTA is devastated by the news of Glenn Britt’s passing and offer our deepest sympathies to his wife Barbara, his family, friends and long-time colleagues at Time Warner Cable and throughout the cable industry. Glenn was one of the cable industry’s best and brightest leaders who for decades led Time Warner Cable through a period of significant transformation and exciting innovation.

Walter Kaitz Foundation’s Hollywood Creative Forum Moves East to New York in June

Forum Connects Executives and Industry Professionals for Networking, Education

Statement of NCTA Regarding Legislation That Would Prohibit Title II Regulation of Broadband Service

{Background: Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) late yesterday introduced legislation to limit the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) authority to regulate broadband under Title II of the Communications Act.}

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding Today’s FCC Vote on Open Internet Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

"The cable industry remains fully committed to giving American consumers the open Internet experience they expect and deserve. Maintaining an open Internet is not only the right thing to do, it’s vital to our ability to attract and keep our customers. Nevertheless, we stand ready to work constructively with the FCC and other stakeholders - as we did in 2010 - to develop a balanced approach that protects the open Internet while fostering continued investment and innovation in America’s broadband networks.

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding House Energy & Commerce Committee Approval of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA)

"We applaud the bipartisan leadership of Chairmen Upton and Walden and Ranking Members Waxman and Eshoo for moving this bill out of the full committee and to the House floor, which extends expiring good faith obligations and makes modest video reforms that will yield significant consumer benefits. We are especially pleased that the legislation eliminates the FCC's Integration Ban, an unnecessary mandate that forces cable customers with leased set-top boxes to bear added costs and higher energy use while offering no consumer benefit.

Cable Industry Announces “Gigasphere” as New Consumer-Facing Name to Represent DOCSIS 3.1 Technology and Services

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), in collaboration with the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), CableLabs®, and Cable Europe, announced today that it will begin using “Gigasphere” as the public name to represent the next generation broadband Internet technology – known technically as DOCSIS 3.1 – that is being developed by CableLabs and will be deployed by cable operators in the near future. 


Key Content at Annual Cable and Digital Communications Event Available on Live Stream


Organized by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, The Cable Show 2014 is the cable industry's largest annual trade show and conference (

Each year The Cable Show hosts the top influencers in entertainment, broadband, advanced technology, content creation, public policy, business and programming to participate in informative and engaging discussions.

Statement of NCTA Regarding the FCC’s Proposed Open Internet Rules

“The cable industry supports an Open Internet and will continue to provide consumers unfettered access to legal content of their choosing. We look forward to participating in the discussion about the best path forward to ensuring that American consumers enjoy a vibrant and open Internet experience while the marketplace encourages continued investment and innovation in our networks.”


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