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NCTA APPOINTS STEVE BERRY AS SVP FOR GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

<B><CENTER>NCTA Appoints Steve Berry As Senior Vice President<BR>

for Government Relations<br.</CENTER><br> <br>

<I>Senior Government Affairs Executive Moves to NCTA from CTIA</I> </CENTER><br><br>

Washington, D.C.</B> – National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) President & CEO Robert Sachs today announced the appointment of Steven K. Berry (photo attached) as Senior Vice President, Government Relations for NCTA, effective January 2, 2004.

INITIAL ASSIGNMENT OF EXHIBIT SPACE SHOWS INCREASED EXHIBITOR INTEREST IN 2004

<b><center>Initial Assignment of Exhibit Space<BR> <BR>

Shows Increased Exhibitor Interest in 2004 National Show</center><BR><BR>

Washington, D.C. – </b>The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) has completed the first round of exhibit space assignments for the 2004 <i>National Show,</i> NCTA’s 53rd Annual Convention & International Exposition, May 2-5, 2004, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.</p>

CONSUMER DEMAND FOR CABLE'S BROADBAND SERVICES CONTINUES TO GROW

<b>Washington, DC –</B> Cable operators ended the third quarter of 2003 (July 1 to September 30) with a strong showing in advanced broadband services, topping the 15 million subscriber mark for high-speed Internet access service and 21 million for digital cable service, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) announced today.</p>

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Robert Sachs Regarding FCC Approval of Broadcast Flag

<p>"The FCC’s action represents another significant step in moving the digital transition forward. The cable industry has consistently supported the goal of preventing the unauthorized redistribution of free, over-the-air broadcast programming over the Internet. </p>

NCTA ISSUES CALL FOR TECHNICAL PAPERS

<b> <center>NCTA Issues Call for Technical Papers<BR><br>

<i>Latest Developments in Broadband Technology<br>
Will be Featured at The National Show 2004</i></center><br> <BR>

<p>WASHINGTON, DC –</b> The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) has issued its annual call for technical papers for presentation next spring at <i>The National Show.</i></p>

Statement of Robert Sachs, NCTA President & CEO Regarding GAO Report on Cable TV Industry

<p>GAO’s analysis confirms that cable price increases reflect significant investments by cable operators in infrastructure and programming, which have improved the quality and consumer value of cable television. The report also shows, significantly we believe, that proposals to reregulate cable program service would not benefit consumers. Rather, forcing cable operators to package programming a la carte, would produce a net loss for many cable customers, who would end up paying higher prices for fewer channels.</p>

COMMENTS OF NCTA PRESIDENT & CEO ROBERT SACHS REGARDING ESPN NATIONAL PRESS CLUB BRIEFING

<p><b>Washington D.C. - </b>Cable prices reflect a variety of cost factors that have increasingly made cable a better product and consumer value. These factors include the increased cost of labor to deliver and support services, the rising cost of providing quality programming, significant capital investment in technology to provide new cable services, and interest to service this investment.

NCTA LAUNCHES "CABLE: FASTER FORWARD" MEDIA CAMPAIGN

<b><center>NCTA LAUNCHES <i>“CABLE: FASTER FORWARD”</i> <br>

MEDIA CAMPAIGN</b></center><BR> <BR>

<b>Washington, D.C. –</b> A multi-media advertising campaign to highlight the cable industry’s progress in delivering more choice, quality and value to American consumers through the deployment of advanced broadband services has been launched in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) announced today.<br>

CHARTER CEO CARL VOGEL TO CHAIR 2004 NATIONAL SHOW

<b> <center>Charter CEO Carl Vogel to Chair 2004 National Show</center> <br>

<i><center>NCTA Launches 2004 Convention Web Site</i></b></center><BR> <BR>

<p>Washington, D.C. – Carl Vogel, President and CEO of Charter Communications, Inc., will serve as the Chairman of the 2004 <i>National Show</i> convention committee, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) announced today. </p>

Statement of Daniel Brenner, NCTA Senior Vice President, Law & Regulatory Policy, Regarding the Ninth Circuit Brand X v. FCC Ruling

<p>Cable modem customers enjoy unfettered access to any content of their choosing on the Internet. Nothing in the Brand X decision alters this reality.</p>

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