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TECHNICAL PAPERS PROPOSALS DUE DECEMBER 16, 2002

<b><cENTER>TECHNICAL PAPERS PROPOSALS DUE DECEMBER 16, 2002</b></center><BR><BR>

Cable Companies Announce Common Operating Statistics

<b>New York, NY</b> – The nation's leading cable operators today announced <a href="http://www.ncta.com/DocumentBinary.aspx?id=489">new voluntary guidelines</a> to provide investors with the best possible understanding of metrics that are important to company operations.<br /><br />

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Robert Sachs Regarding Senator John McCain’s (R-AZ) Telecom Ownership Diversification Act Of 2002 (S-3112)

<p>"As communications media converge minority and economically disadvantaged businesses should be able to fully participate in this vital sector of our economy. The Telecommunications Ownership Diversification Act of 2002 provides tax incentives to facilitate diversification of ownership in the communications industry, and it has the cable industry's strong support. We look forward to working with Senator McCain and others to enact this much needed measure."</p>

PARENTS PLAY KEY ROLE IN HELPING REALIZE MEDIA'S EDUCATIONAL POTENTIAL

<B><center>PARENTS PLAY KEY ROLE IN HELPING REALIZE MEDIA'S EDUCATIONAL POTENTIAL<br><br>

NEW REPORT URGES PARENT-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP TO BUILD MEDIA LITERACY<br><br>

-- National PTA/Cable in the Classroom’s “Take Charge of Your TV Week” Promotes Tips, Tools for Teachers, Parents --</CENTER><br><br>

Cable Modem Customers Top 10 Million

<b>WASHINGTON, D.C.</b> -- Cable operators will end the third quarter of 2002 (July 1 to September 30) with more than 10 million customers for high speed Internet access service, the National Cable &amp; Telecommunications Association (NCTA) said today. <br /><br />

“Surpassing 10 million high speed Internet customers is a significant milestone for the cable industry and reflects continued steady growth in consumer demand for cable broadband services,” said Robert Sachs, President and CEO, NCTA. <br /><br />

CABLE NETWORKS' PROGRAMMING INVESTMENTS DRAW CRITICAL, VIEWER ACCLAIM

<B><center>CABLE NETWORKS' PROGRAMMING INVESTMENTS DRAW CRITICAL, VIEWER ACCLAIM<BR><BR>

<I>Cable Networks Garner 41 Total Primetime Emmy Awards</i></center><BR><BR>

Washington, D.C. -- </b>Increased investments in programming by cable networks continue to draw the acclaim of both viewers and critics with cable programming winning 41 Primetime Emmy Awards and cable viewership surpassing broadcast networks for the first time during the 2001/2002 TV season.<BR><BR>

Statement of Robert Sachs, President and CEO, NCTA In Reaction to House Commerce Committee DTV Draft Legislation

"The leadership and staff of the House Energy &amp; Commerce Committee have devoted considerable time and resources in a very constructive process to bring industries together and facilitate the transition to digital TV. We look forward to working with the committee as it considers the staff draft and ways to resolve the many complex issues involved in the DTV transition. At the same time, we will continue to work to achieve inter-industry solutions to as many of these issues as is possible."<br /><br />

ADDITIONAL CABLE NETWORKS PLEDGE TO AIR SEPTEMBER 11 PSA,INCLUDING PREMIUM AND SPANISH-LANGUAGE CHANNELS

<B><center>ADDITIONAL CABLE NETWORKS PLEDGE TO AIR SEPTEMBER 11 PSA,<BR>
INCLUDING PREMIUM AND SPANISH-LANGUAGE CHANNELS<BR>
<I>Work of Several Internationally Renowned Photographers
Will Be Featured in Spot</i><BR><BR></center>

Comments of Rob Stoddard, Sr. Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs in Response to J.D. Power And Associates 2002 Cable/Satellite TV Customer Satisfaction Study

<p>"In the course of upgrading hundreds of thousands of miles of plant, and rolling out millions of units of new services, cable operators have experienced growing pains, which they're working conscientiously to address by focusing on improving care and service for their customers."</p>

CABLE BROADBAND GROWTH MARCHES ON IN SECOND QUARTER

<center><b>CABLE BROADBAND GROWTH MARCHES ON IN SECOND QUARTER<BR><BR>

<I>Subscriber Numbers Reach 16.8 Million for Digital Cable, 9.2 Million for Broadband Internet Access, 2.1 Million for Competitive Local Telephone Service</I></center></b><BR><BR>

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