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

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<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“We commend the Commission for removing outdated obstacles that have historically deterred pro-competitive transactions between cable operators and competitive local phone companies.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

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<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="http://www.ciconline.org/CoasterCrafter">www.ciconline.org/CoasterCrafte...

Healthy MEdia Commission Acknowledges Kaitz Award

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<br />Washington, DC – The leaders of the Healthy MEdia Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls today expressed gratitude to the Walter Kaitz Foundation for the Foundation’s decision to bestow upon the Commission the Foundation’s Diversity Advocate Award.</p>

NCTA Statement Regarding FCC Decision in Tennis Channel v. Comcast Carriage Dispute

“Yesterday’s regrettable decision takes us down a dangerous and unnecessary regulatory path.  For the first time, the full Commission has intervened to rewrite a private, arms-length contract and dictate the terms and conditions of carriage for a particular programming network.  The carriage agreement at issue gave Comcast the right to carry the Tennis Channel on a separate sports tier to provide its customers with additional choice of video programming packages.  The government has now abrogated that contract, midterm, by finding that Comcast “discriminated” against the Tennis Channel by n

Cox & Healthy MEdia Commission to be Honored at 29th Walter Kaitz Foundation Dinner

<p>WASHINGTON, DC – Cox Communications and the Healthy MEdia Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls will be honored at the 29th Annual Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising Dinner on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at the Hilton New York in New York City. </p>

Michael Powell Testimony to House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications & Technology

<p align="center">TESTIMONY OF MICHAEL K. POWELL<br />PRESIDENT AND CEO<br />NATIONAL CABLE &amp; TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION</p>
<p align="center">on THE FUTURE OF VIDEO</p>
<p align="center">before the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology<br />Committee on Energy and Commerce</p>
<p align="center">UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES</p>
<p align="center">WASHINGTON, D.C.</p>

Statement of NCTA on the Introduction of the ‘‘Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2012”

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2012 Walter Kaitz Foundation Dinner Announced

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<strong>WASHINGTON, D.C.</strong> – The 29th Annual Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising Dinner will take place on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at the Hilton New York.  The dinner – conveying the theme “Diversity is More Than a Word” – will be a key part of cable’s Diversity Week during the week of September 10, 2012.</p>

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