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Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell on the Passage of HR 1580 to Affirm US Policy Regarding Internet Governance

"We applaud U.S. House passage of this important legislation which seeks to promote the successful multi-stakeholder model that governs the Internet today and to prevent unwarranted government intervention. Adoption of this bill sends a strong message to policymakers around the world that a free and open Internet is vital to democracy, commerce, education and our overall well-being."


Opening Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet during a hearing titled, "The State of Video."

NCTA Statement Regarding the Television Consumer Freedom Act of 2013

"In a thriving marketplace that is constantly providing consumers with new services and features, a government-mandated a la carte system is a lose – lose proposition.  As countless studies have demonstrated, subscription bundles offer a wider array of viewing options, increased programming diversity and better value than per channel options. In today’s video marketplace, consumers enjoy more choice than ever before.  They can choose their video entertainment from a variety of cable, satellite, telco and online providers; they can consume video on their TVs, their iPads, and their mobi

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding Tom Wheeler’s Nomination as FCC Chairman

"We congratulate Tom Wheeler on his nomination as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. With his significant experience in both the private and public sector, Tom is an exceptional choice to lead the Commission during a time when the telecommunications marketplace is experiencing significant innovation and incredible change. We welcome the appointment of Mignon Clyburn as interim chairman as she is a distinguished and able public servant.

Cable’s Story Comes Alive at “The Observatory” at The Cable Show 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Observatory, a multimedia venue that brings cable’s incredible success story to life, will be the centerpiece of The Cable Show 2013 exhibit floor.  The Observatory will combine visual storytelling with product showcases devoted to devices, user interfaces and applications that are powered by cable’s network.

The Cable Show 2013 to Feature Leaders in Entertainment, Media and Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) today announced the first slate of confirmed speakers for general sessions at The Cable Show 2013 to be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from June 10-12, 2013.

Each year, the three general sessions at The Cable Show hosts top names in media and entertainment, policy, technology, and business.

NCTA Statement Regarding the Matsui-Waxman-Eshoo Broadband Adoption Act of 2013

[Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), Member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, along with Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member, Henry Waxman (CA-33) and the Ranking Member of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, Anna Eshoo (CA-18), introduced legislation to reform and modernize the Universal Service Fund (USF) Lifeline Assistance Program. The Broadband Adoption Act of 2013 would help bridge the digital divide by making in-home broadband services more affordable across the country.]

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding U.S. House Approval of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

"Approval of H.R. 624, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, is an important step in allowing private companies and the government to share critical information on evolving cyber threats. We appreciate the efforts of House Intelligence Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Ruppersberger to move legislation that balances national security, privacy and civil liberties concerns. Every day, Internet service providers see and respond to a growing number of cyber threats that could cause significant economic damage and personal privacy breaches. H.R.

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.


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