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NCTA Reaction to the TechNet White Paper, "A National Imperative: Universal Availability of Broadband by 2010"

<p>"The tone of the TechNet White Paper, with its emphasis on marketplace rather than regulatory solutions for managing growth, is particularly welcome. Clearly, broadband services will play an increasingly significant role in our lives and in fueling our economy. However, we have some serious concerns about the paper’s call for 100 megabit broadband transmission speeds and ‘last mile’ infrastructure development, which we believe misread current and future market conditions. We’d urge policy makers to carefully scrutinize these points."</p>

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Robert Sachs in Response to FCC Report on the Status of Video Programming Competition

"The FCC's report reaffirms that competitive alternatives to cable continue to enjoy rapid growth with non-cable multichannel video subscribers growing from 16.7 million to 19.3 million between July 1, 2000 and June 30, 2001, an increase of more than 15 percent. This compares to cable growth from 67.7 million to 69 million subscribers or about 1.9 percent, during the same period.

CABLE 2002: CONNECTING AMERICA THEME FOR NCTA'S ANNUAL CONVENTION AND INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

<b>Washington, D.C.</b> – <i>Cable 2002: Connecting America</i> is the theme for the 51st Annual Convention &amp; International Exposition hosted by the National Cable &amp; Telecommunications Association (NCTA).

STATEMENT OF NCTA PRESIDENT & CEO ROBERT SACHS REGARDING AT&T/COMCAST MERGER

"The AT&amp;T Broadband/Comcast merger brings together two of the top management teams in the cable business and positions the companies well to compete with phone giants the likes of SBC and Verizon, and the proposed EchoStar/DirecTV direct broadcast satellite powerhouse. Consumers will be the beneficiaries of vigorous competition between the cable, telephone and satellite industries."<br /><br />

Rob Stoddard Joins NCTA as SVP, Communications and Public Affairs

<p><b>WASHINGTON, D.C. - </b>National Cable &amp; Telecommunications Association (NCTA) President &amp; CEO Robert Sachs announced today that Rob Stoddard, Senior Vice President, Public Relations, AT&amp;T Broadband, will join NCTA as Senior Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, effective January 2, 2002.</p>

STATEMENT OF NCTA PRESIDENT & CEO ROBERT SACHS REGARDING EXCITE@HOME BANKRUPTCY COURT CASE

"We are deeply disappointed by the Bankruptcy Court’s decision, which failed to take into account the substantial impact it would have on consumers. Most unfortunately, the court’s decision is likely to result in temporary disruptions for Excite@Home customers who have enjoyed a service that has seen rapid deployment and produced high customer satisfaction. Cable operators are working around the clock to implement solutions to restore high speed Internet service to Excite@Home customers."<br /><br />

FACILITIES-BASED COMPETITION AND BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT TAKE ON INCREASED IMPORTANCE, NCTA PRESIDENT & CEO ROBERT SACHS TELLS WESTERN CABLE SHOW

<b>ANAHEIM, CA -- </b>Heightened domestic security concerns have underscored the need for competitive telecommunications facilities and the value of broadband connections, National Cable &amp; Telecommunications Association President &amp; CEO Robert Sachs told the opening session of the Western Cable Show.<br /><br />“With the growing recognition that multiple communications paths provide an extra and necessary measure of national security, we are likely to see facilities-based competition take on increased importance in Washington, “ Sachs said during his o

NCTA ISSUES SPECIAL REPORT ON ACTIVATION OF EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM (Summary attached)

<b>WASHINGTON, DC -</b> The National Cable &amp; Telecommunications Association has issued a special report to member companies that highlights cable systems’ responsibilities under the federal Emergency Alert System (EAS) law.

CONSUMERS CONTINUE TO OPT FOR ADVANCED CABLE SERVICES

WASHINGTON, D.C. – More and more consumers are opting for digital broadband services being offered by cable operators according to a National Cable &amp; Telecommunications Association member survey.

NCTA ISSUES CALL FOR TECHNICAL PAPERS FOR CABLE 2002 TO BE HELD MAY 5-8 IN NEW ORLEANS

<b>WASHINGTON, DC </b>-- Summaries of proposed technical papers of interest to the broadband cable engineering community are being sought by the National Cable &amp; Telecommunications Association in preparation for <i>Cable 2002</i>, NCTA's 51st Annual Convention and International Exposition.<br /><br />Topics of particular interest include: advancements in digital and optical broadband technology with special interest in broadband server architecture, national-scale distributed computer networking, transactional bandwidth management, networked

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