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Statement of NCTA Regarding House Committee Passage of the FCC Process Reform Act

“We applaud members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on passing H.R. 2583, the FCC Process Reform Act. As the FCC considers critical technology and communications issues, this legislation encourages greater sunshine in FCC decision making so businesses can better invest and innovate and all Americans can access more information about policy decisions. We hope the full House will soon consider and approve this legislation.”

Statement of NCTA Regarding the Reintroduction of the Broadband Adoption Act

“We welcome the reintroduction of the Broadband Adoption Act by Rep. Doris Matsui and Senators Chris Murphy and Cory Booker, and the renewed focus it shines on the important issue of broadband adoption. While broadband is the fastest growing consumer technology in history, a small but significant percentage of U.S. consumers do not yet subscribe or see the relevance of the Internet in their daily lives.

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding Partial Stay Filing with D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

{Background: Today, NCTA and other associations and companies representing a wide array of broadband providers filed a consolidated petition with the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to stay the effectiveness of the FCC’s decision to reclassify broadband Internet access service as a Title II common carrier service. The joint motion is attached.}

NCTA Statement Regarding FCC Chairman Wheeler Remarks at INTX

“We are grateful that Chairman Wheeler and Commissioners Clyburn, O’Rielly, Pai and Rosenworcel are all participating at INTX. As strong supporters of an open and robust Internet that is delivering ever-increasing speeds and a great experience for American consumers, we appreciate that Chairman Wheeler would use the show to highlight the importance of net neutrality. Cable is the largest broadband industry in America and our networks are ushering in an exciting transformation of how consumers are enjoying content and experiencing new entertainment services.

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NCTA & ACA Petition FCC to Stay Its Decision to Impose Utility Style Regulation on Broadband Internet Services

Filing does not ask Commission to stay bright-line open Internet rules

INTX to Feature Digital Media, Content Creation and Federal Government Leaders

Secretary of Commerce Pritzker, FCC Chairman Wheeler, Technology and Media Leader Scheduled to Speak

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) today announced the full slate of confirmed speakers for general sessions at INTX: The Internet and Television Expo at the McCormick Place West in Chicago, IL from May 5-7, 2015.

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Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding House Passage of Cybersecurity Bills

"This week the House of Representatives took an important bipartisan step toward securing the nation’s critical infrastructure and economy, protecting our Internet networks, and safeguarding consumers. We commend the House on passage of two complementary cybersecurity bills (H.R. 1560 and H.R. 1731) that remove barriers to real-time sharing of cyber threat indicators to improve our cyber defenses. Everyday cyber attacks threaten our nation’s economy, security and consumers, and the cable industry has taken significant steps to protect our networks and customers.

Statement of NCTA Regarding Mark Up of the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act

"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.

NCTA Appeals FCC Decision to Impose Public Utility Regulation on Internet Services

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).

Statement of NCTA Regarding Committee Approval of Protecting Cyber Networks Act

“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.

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