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Set-Top Box Energy Conservation Agreement Expected to Save U.S. Consumers $1.5 Billion Annually

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Spring Technical Forum Returns to The Cable Show 2013

<p>WASHINGTON, DC - Some of the cable industry&rsquo;s brightest technical minds, engineering dynamics and future-focused business concepts will be on display in Washington, DC next June as part of Spring Technical Forum at <em>The Cable Show 2013</em>.  </p>

Healthy MEdia Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls Releases Recommendations to Support Healthy Media Efforts

<h2>Blue-Ribbon Group of Media Leaders Concludes a Year of Deliberations
With Release of Report and Review of Best Practices</h2>

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell on the FCC Vote to Lift Ban on Basic Service Tier Encryption

<q>By permitting cable operators to join their competitors in encrypting the basic service tier, the Commission has adopted a sensible, pro-consumer approach that will reduce overall in-home service calls and accelerate cable operators’ transition to all-digital networks. Encryption of the basic tier also enhances security of the network which reduces service theft that harms honest customers. We commend the FCC for updating its rules to promote these consumer and competitive benefits.</p>

P21 Looks to New Leadership for 2013; Frank Gallagher, Cable in the Classroom, Elected Chair

<p>The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student, has announced the election of Frank Gallagher, executive director of Cable in the Classroom, as the new strategic council and executive board chair for the 2012-2013 academic year. Gallagher follows Lillian Kellogg, vice president of Education Networks of America.</p>

NCTA Statement on Committee Approval of S. Con. Res.50 to Preserve a Free and Open Internet


NCTA Statement on FCC Grant of NCTA Petition to Forbear from Section 652 Which Restricted Cable – CLEC Acquisitions

<p><i>Statement from NCTA CEO & President Michael Powell:</i></p>

<p>“We commend the Commission for removing outdated obstacles that have historically deterred pro-competitive transactions between cable operators and competitive local phone companies. The cable industry provides millions of American businesses and consumers with competitive digital voice services and today's decision will help ensure that more Americans can benefit from the savings and convenience that cable offers.”</p>

Walter Kaitz Foundation Dinner Raises Over $1.6 Million for Cable Diversity Programs

<p>Washington, DC –The 29th Annual Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising Dinner last evening raised more than $1.6 million for programs fostering diversity in the cable industry. More than 1,000 industry executives attended the dinner hosted by actress, host, and author Sherri Shepherd, who entertained the audience courtesy of ASPiRE and gmc TV.</p>

NCTA Statement Regarding Approval of H.Con.Res 127

<br />“We applaud U.S. House approval of H.Con.Res.

Cable in the Classroom Launches New Online Learning Game

<br />Washington, DC – Cable in the Classroom (CIC) today launched its fourth online learning game, Coaster Crafter:  Build. Ride. Scream!, which illustrates broadband’s learning potential and teaches STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) concepts in fun and immersive ways.  The game is now available for play at <a href="">


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