"Today’s mark of up the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act (H.R. 1731) represents another step forward in our collective efforts to improve America’s cyber readiness by sharing threat indicators. House Homeland Security Chairman McCaul and Cybersecurity Subcommittee Chairman Ratcliffe, along with Ranking Members Thompson and Richmond, have worked to advance a bill that balances cybersecurity, privacy and civil liberties concerns.
Former U.S. Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson and Assistant
to the Solicitor General Miguel A. Estrada to Represent NCTA
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Today, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) filed a Petition for Review of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) February 26, 2015 decision to change the classification of broadband Internet access service, and as a result, to impose public utility-style regulation on Internet service providers. The petition was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (attached).
“NCTA commends the House Select Committee on Intelligence for its action marking up the bipartisan Protecting Cyber Networks Act (H.R. 1560). This action marks another step forward in our collective efforts to improve America’s cyber readiness by sharing threat indicators. Chairman Nunes and Ranking Member Schiff, with Subcommittee Chairman Westmoreland and Ranking Member Himes, have worked to advance a bill that balances cybersecurity, privacy and civil liberties concerns.
“NCTA commends the members of the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence for passage of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (S. 754) in a strong bipartisan 14-1 vote. The release and introduction of the bill yesterday marks an important step forward in our collective efforts to improve our nation’s cyber readiness and share critical information on evolving cyber threat indicators. The legislation seeks to balance cybersecurity, privacy and civil liberties concerns and will improve our ability to protect our Internet infrastructure, consumers and America’s economy.
“Today’s release of the Open Internet order only confirms our fear that the Commission has gone well beyond creating enforceable open Internet rules, and has instead instituted a regulatory regime change for the Internet that will lead to years of litigation, serious collateral consequences for consumers, and ongoing market uncertainty that will slow America’s quest to advance broadband deployment and adoption.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Josh Sapan, President & CEO, AMC Networks Inc., and Mary Meduski, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Suddenlink Communications, are the 2015 recipients of the cable industry’s top honor, the Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership.
“Today, the FCC took one of the most regulatory steps in its history. It began regulating the Internet, abruptly abandoning a bipartisan national commitment to limited government involvement that has reigned for decades.
"We commend Sen. Heller for introducing the FCC Process Reform Act, legislation that primarily seeks additional transparency in the FCC rulemaking process. As the FCC considers critical technology and communications issues, it is important to have greater predictability and openness in FCC decision making, and to ensure businesses can make crucial decisions with consistent federal oversight. We hope the Senate will consider and approve this legislation."
“We applaud Chairman Thune, Sen. Wyden and the 38 additional co-sponsors for introducing the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act. This important legislation will make the Internet tax moratorium permanent, and helps protect consumers and small businesses from onerous state and local taxes on Internet access. By enacting a permanent ban on Internet access taxes, we can promote the continued growth of the Internet and encourage more Americans to connect to this critical technology. We urge Congress to act swiftly on the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act."