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Statement of NCTA Regarding the Introduction of the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act

“We applaud Senators Wyden and Thune on the introduction of the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act. Extending the Internet tax moratorium will protect consumers and small businesses from new and burdensome state and local taxes on Internet access. We look forward to working with members on swift passage of this legislation.”

NCTA-MPAA Statement Regarding Today's Senate Commerce Markup

WASHINGTON - The following is a statement from National Cable & Telecommunications Association and the Motion Picture Association of America regarding today’s Senate Commerce Committee markup:

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

“Glenn Britt has been one of the cable industry’s visionary leaders for many years and his impact on the industry will be felt for decades to come. Glenn has not only impressively led Time Warner Cable during a period of exciting innovation and significant change in the cable industry, but his leadership has also had an important impact on NCTA, CableLabs and other industry organizations. Glenn has always served with dignity and grace and he deserves the industry’s praise during the remaining months of his tenure. We wish him all the best as he looks towards retirement.”

Statement of NCTA Regarding Modernizing the E-rate Program for Schools and Libraries

"As the nation’s premier broadband provider, the cable industry has built state-of-the-art networks that can provide powerful connections to homes, businesses and schools. We’ve partnered with the FCC and other organizations to promote broadband adoption for low income families through Connect2Compete. And we welcome the opportunity to work with the Commission on reforms to the E-rate program that will fairly and responsibly build a strong program to further enhance the role of technology in education."

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding Today’s House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Hearing on FCC Process Reform

"We thank Chairman Walden and members of the committee for their continued interest in improving FCC procedures and processes. Given today’s competitive communications landscape, it is appropriate that policymakers carefully consider new ideas that promote transparency and predictability in decision making, streamline reporting requirements and remove outdated regulatory obstacles."

NCTA Statement Regarding Introduction of S. 1193 the ‘‘Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2013”

"We commend Senator Toomey for the introduction of S. 1193 the "Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2013" and especially appreciate that the bill takes the long-overdue step of establishing a level playing field that treats cable on the same basis as other covered entities. We look forward to working with Senator Toomey and other Members of the Senate to bring this legislation to the Senate floor."

Statement of Brian Dietz, NCTA Vice President of Communications & Digital Strategy, Regarding the White House Memorandum on Spectrum and Broadband Report

[Background: Today the White House issued a Presidential Memorandum on Expanding America's Leadership in Wireless Innovation and released the Four Years of Broadband Growth report.]

The Cable Show 2013 Wraps With Appearances From Jennifer Lopez and Secretary Arne Duncan

Three Day Event Brought Together Government Leaders, Media and Technology Executives and Hollywood Producers


Michael Powell's talk at The Cable Show 2013 Monday General Session.

Watch video of Michael Powell's talk here.


Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding the President’s ConnectED Initiative

[Background: The official announcement of the ConnectED initiative can be found here.]


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