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Comments of Rob Stoddard, NCTA SVP of Communications & Public Affairs, in Response to Cable Pricing Claims By Consumers Union and Consumer Federation Of America

<p>Claims about cable prices by consumer group lobbyists continue to be misleading and factually inaccurate. Cable prices reflect cable costs, and cable continues to deliver great value for the dollar compared to every entertainment alternative.</p>

BRIAN DIETZ NAMED SENIOR DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS, FOR NCTA

<B><center>Brian Dietz Named Senior Director, Communications, for NCTA</center><BR><BR>

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Washington, D.C. - </b>Brian Dietz, a veteran corporate and state government spokesman, has been appointed Senior Director, Communications, for the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), effective January 20, 2003. <BR><BR>

CABLE HDTV DEPLOYMENT INCREASES

<center><B>CABLE HDTV DEPLOYMENT INCREASES<BR><BR>

<I>New Digital TV Service is Now Available to One-Third of U.S. TV Households</i><BR><BR></center>

Comments of NCTA President & CEO Robert Sachs in Response to FCC's Ninth Annual Report on Competition in Video Markets

<p>"The report confirms there's increasing competition in the multichannel video marketplace, where three out of four consumers choose cable, while one in four choose a competitor, and where all consumers benefit through great new services, content, and technology."</p>

<p><a href="http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-02-338A1.pdf" target="_blank"><u>Link to FCC Report</u></a></p>

Cable and Consumer Electronics Companies Reach Key Agreement on Digital TV Transition Issues

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<i>Months of Talks Generate Steps to Advance Digital TV Transition,
Benefit Consumers, Provide Market Certainty, and Bring New TVs to Market</i></b>
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CABLE AND CONSUMER ELECTRONICS COMPANIES TO ANNOUNCE KEY AGREEMENT ON DIGITAL TV TRANSITION ISSUES

<B><center>CABLE AND CONSUMER ELECTRONICS COMPANIES TO ANNOUNCE KEY AGREEMENT ON DIGITAL TV TRANSITION ISSUES</B></center><BR><BR>
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Comments of Rob Stoddard, NCTA SVP of Communications & Public Affairs, Regarding FCC Report on Growth in High-Speed Internet Access

<p>The FCC’s data demonstrates the continued and steady growth in popularity of cable modem service. It also serves as an affirmation that our industry's substantial investment in upgrading plant to provide broadband services is yielding tangible consumer benefits.”</p>
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NCTA and Several MSOs Urge U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to Uphold the FCC’s Decision Classifying Cable Modem Service as an Interstate Information Service

<p>The National Cable &amp; Telecommunications Association (NCTA) yesterday joined several cable multiple system operators in filing an “Intervenor” brief on petitions for review of an FCC Order, in the case of Brand X Internet Services v. Federal Communications Commission and United States of America, being reviewed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.</p>
<p> In the brief, the parties urge the Court to uphold the FCC’s decision classifying cable modem service as an interstate information service.</p>

NCTA FILES EX PARTE WITH FCC IN RESPONSE TO COALITION OF BROADBAND USERS

<B><center>NCTA FILES <I>EX PARTE</i> WITH FCC IN RESPONSE TO COALITION OF BROADBAND USERS</B></center><BR><BR>

Comments of Rob Stoddard, NCTA SVP of Communications & Public Affairs in Response to Release of GAO Report on the Digital TV Transition

We’ll need to review the full <a href="../pdf_files/GAOReport12-2-02.pdf" class="bodylink" target="_blank"><u>GAO report</u></a> before commenting at length, however, a glance at its findings confirms our belief that consumers are just now learning about digital TV, that additional education for consumers and retailers would be helpful, and that the transition itself is fairly complex, not only for consumers but also for the industries that are voluntarily working together to make it happen.

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