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Nancy Dubuc and Patrick Esser Lead the List of NCTA’s 2013 Vanguard Winners

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For their outstanding contributions to the cable industry, Nancy Dubuc, President, Entertainment & Media, A+E Networks, and Patrick Esser, President, Cox Communications, are the recipients of the cable industry’s top honor, the Vanguard Award for “Distinguished Leadership,” the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) announced today. 

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s Announcement

“As a former FCC Chairman who appreciates the incredible privilege and immense responsibility of overseeing the nation’s telecommunications sector, I want to thank and congratulate Chairman Genachowski for his outstanding leadership and remarkable accomplishments during his tenure.  During a period of tremendous economic turmoil and marketplace uncertainty, Chairman Genachowski established a future-focused agenda that promoted investment in networks and services that are now delivering important societal benefits to American consumers.

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell

"We extend our gratitude to Commissioner McDowell for his excellent service to the Federal Communications Commission and American public. During his time at the FCC, Commissioner McDowell has been a thoughtful and fair public servant who has always promoted the ideal that competitive marketplaces are best suited to meet consumer demand for vital communication services. We wish Commissioner McDowell all the best in his future endeavors."

TV & Film Industries Launch Campaign to Inform Parents about Media Management Tools

Multimedia Public Service Effort Aims to Raise Parental Awareness of TV and Film Ratings, Parental Controls, Media Literacy, and Mental Health Issues


Washington, DC – February 27, 2013 – The television and film industries today announced plans to roll out a national multimedia campaign to inform parents about the many tools that can help them manage what their children see on television and at the movies.

NCTA Statement on D.C Circuit Court Ruling on the FCC’s Pole Attachment Order

The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today upheld the FCC’s 2011 Pole Attachment Order. Below is a statement from NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell on the decision.

“The court’s decision to affirm the FCC’s pole attachment order is a win for American consumers. By reducing the cost of attaching equipment and wires to utility poles, the changes adopted by the Commission in 2011 will help promote the deployment of broadband and telecommunications networks by cable operators and other providers.”

NCTA Seeks Nominees for 2013 Vanguard Awards

Annual Awards Will Recognize the Cable Industry’s Brightest Leaders

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) issued its annual call for nominations for the Vanguard Awards, the cable industry’s highest honor.   Now in their 48th year, the Vanguard Awards honor the cable industry’s foremost leaders in management, technology, programming, operations and marketing whose accomplishments merit the recognition of the entire industry.   

Walter Kaitz Foundation Donates $1.1 Million to Cable Diversity Organizations

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Walter Kaitz Foundation today announced $1.1 million in funding to Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), and the Emma L. Bowen Foundation for their 2013 programs.

New Research Says Parents Believe It’s Important for Children to Learn about Digital Citizenship

<p>WASHINGTON, DC – A new survey commissioned by Cable in the Classroom (CIC) and conducted by Harris Interactive says nine of ten parents think it&rsquo;s very important or important that their children learn about the three elements of digital citizenship: Internet safety and security (93%), ethical and responsible online behavior (93%), and critical thinking (87%). </p>

Hiring Our Heroes Comes to The Cable Show 2013

<p>WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to educate skilled veterans, reservists and military spouses about the U.S. cable industry and connect them with companies that are seeking workers, dozens of companies will be participating in a job fair hosted this June at the National Cable &amp; Telecommunications Association&rsquo;s (NCTA) annual convention, <em>The Cable Show 2013</em>.  </p>

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell on FTC Chairman Leibowitz’s Decision to Step Down

<p>"We extend our gratitude to Chairman Leibowitz for his service to our nation and for his tireless dedication to the ideals of competition and consumer protection. During his exemplary tenure at the Federal Trade Commission, Jon has demonstrated that much can be achieved through tough questions, fair hearing, and a consensus driven process. We wish him the very best in all his future endeavors.”>We extend our gratitude to Chairman Leibowitz for his service to our nation and for his tireless dedication to the ideals of competition and consumer protection.


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