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NCTA TO FCC: DUAL MUST CARRY PROPONENTS FAIL TO MAKE CASE TO FCC (FCC Filing Attached)

<b>WASHINGTON, DC - </b>Proponents of dual must carry have failed again to make a statutory case for the government’s imposition of redundant broadcast signals on cable systems already facing capacity challenges, the National Cable &amp; Telecommunications Association stated in reply comments to the Federal Communications Commission’s docket on digital broadcast carriage.<br /><br />"The Commission tentatively concluded earlier this year that a dual must carry requirement cannot pass muster under the First Amendment," NCTA stated.

CABLE CONTINUES RAPID DEPLOYMENT OF BROADBAND SERVICES

<b>WASHINGTON, DC - </b>The cable industry reported solid increases in deployment of broadband services during second-quarter 2001, adding more than two million new digital customer units, a National Cable &amp; Telecommunications Association study revealed today. According to figures from an NCTA member survey, the number of new cable modem, digital video, and cable telephony subscribers rapidly increased during the quarter ending June 30, 2001.

NCTA: "VIDEO COMPETITION HAS FULLY TAKEN HOLD" (filing attached)

<b>Washington, DC -- </b>Competition in the multichannel video market continued to increase over the past year, and "there is ample evidence now for the Commission to conclude that video competition has fully taken hold," the National Cable &amp; Telecommunications Association stated in comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission today.

NCTA EXTENDS SACHS' TERM AS PRESIDENT & CEO THROUGH 2004

Washington, DC -- National Cable &amp; Telecommunications Association Board Chairman and Insight Communications President Michael S. Willner announced today that NCTA has extended the employment contract of President &amp; CEO Robert Sachs through December 31, 2004. <br /><br />In making the announcement, Willner said, “Robert has provided NCTA with steady leadership during a period of unprecedented change in the cable industry.

NCTA ISSUES WHITE PAPER ON CABLE TELEPHONY (white paper attached)

<b>Seattle, WA -- </b>While cable telephony is still a relatively young business, cable companies now serve some 1.3 million residential subscribers in 20 states, according to a just-released National Cable &amp; Telecommunications Association white paper: "Cable Telephony: Offering Consumers Competitive Choice."<br /><br />Additionally, five major cable companies or their affiliates – Adelphia Business Solutions, Cablevision Lightpath, Comcast Business Communication, Cox Fibernet/Cox Business Service and Time Warner Telecom – are providing business tel

BROADBAND CABLE MODEM SERVICE AVAILABLE TO 60 MILLION HOUSEHOLDS, NCTA PRESIDENT AND CEO ROBERT SACHS TELLS NARUC (speech attached)

<b>Seattle, WA -- </b>The cable industry now passes more than 60 million households with its high speed Internet service, and the industry’s deployment continues at a rapid pace, NCTA President &amp; CEO Robert Sachs told a meeting of the Telecommunications Committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) in Seattle, WA today.<br /><br />"Five million plus cable modem customers have proven (the skeptics) wrong, and 70,000 new cable modem customers are signing up very week," Sachs said.

CABLE OFFERS SOLID PROGRAMMING MENU AT TCA TOUR

<b>Pasadena, CA -- </b>As cable networks concluded five days of programming previews Saturday at the Television Critics Association’s Press Tour here, the varied offerings highlighted the diversity and innovation that cable has brought to television. <br /><br />Saturday’s presentations by nine of cable’s newer nets capped a strong showing earlier that underscored cable’s continued and steady growth in both consumer acceptance and critical acclaim.

STATEMENT OF NCTA PRESIDENT AND CEO ROBERT SACHS ON HENRICO COUNTY CASE

"The Fourth Circuit's decision in the Henrico case offers the strongest judicial affirmation yet that public policy decisions regarding cable modem services are not within the jurisdiction of local governments. Today's court decision will further encourage the rapid deployment of high speed cable Internet services to consumers."<br /><br />

NCTA Files Reply Comments in the FCC's Rulemaking Proceeding on Universal Service

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NCTA FILES REPLY BRIEF IN SUPREME COURT POLE ATTACHMENTS CASE, NCTA V. GULF POWER CO. (CASE NO. 00-832)

Click on the link above to download NCTA's July 6 Supreme Court filing. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.ncta.com/docs/ci.cfm?ciId=5&amp;showArticles=ok">Learn more about Pole Attachments</a>

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