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30th Anniversary Walter Kaitz Foundation Dinner Raises More Than $1.7 Million for Cable Diversity Programs

Washington, DC – The 30th anniversary Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising Dinner last evening raised more than $1.7 million for programs fostering diversity in the cable industry.  More than 1,000 industry executives attended the dinner hosted by actor and entertainer, Mario Lopez, who appeared courtesy of NUVOtv.

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding Introduction of Legislation to Repeal the Set-Top Box Integration Ban

[Background: Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) and Congressman Gene Green (D-TX) today introduced bipartisan legislation to remove the FCC’s "integration ban", while maintaining the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) ability to regulate set-top boxes in the future. See press release below NCTA statement.]

Statement of NCTA Regarding the House Introduction of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

“We applaud Chairman Goodlatte, Rep. Eshoo and the other original co-sponsors on today’s introduction of Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (HR 3086). Extending the current Internet tax moratorium will protect consumers and small businesses from new and burdensome state and local taxes on Internet access, helping more Americans get online and ensuring that the Internet continues to power U.S. economic growth. We look forward to swift passage of this legislation in the House and towards it eventually being signed into law."

Statement of NCTA Regarding the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Decision on Program Carriage

“We are pleased with the court's decision to reject the FCC's attempted expansion of the program carriage rules, and with its statement encouraging the FCC to ‘reevaluate the program carriage regime as warranted by increased competition in the video programming industry.’"

Sony Pictures Entertainment and LULAC to be Honored at the Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising Dinner

NUVOtv's Mario Lopez to Host the Foundation's 30th Annual Dinner & Celebration

WASHINGTON, DC – Sony Pictures Entertainment and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) will be honored at the 30th Annual Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising Dinner on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.

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."

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