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NCTA Files Ex Parte Letter to FCC Chairman Powell Re: Digital Must-Carry Requirements

Click on the link above to download NCTA's Ex Parte Letter to FCC Chairman Michael Powell re: CS Docket No. 98-120, Digital Must-Carry Requirements.

Cable Industry Announces Retail Set-Top Initiative

<b>WASHINGTON, DC -- </b>The National Cable &amp; Telecommunications Association launched an industry-wide initiative to promote the availability of digital cable converters at consumer electronics stores, providing customers with the option of purchasing rather than leasing set-top boxes, it announced today.<br /><br />"Providing cable customers with greater choice enhances our competitive position," said NCTA President &amp; CEO Robert Sachs.

BRIAN ALLEN APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF NCTA'S OFFICE OF CABLE SIGNAL THEFT

<b>WASHINGTON, DC - </b>The National Cable &amp; Telecommunications Association today announced that Brian Allen has joined its staff as director of the Office of Cable Signal Theft (OCST). In his new position, Allen will lead the industry’s efforts to counter cable signal theft. He also will serve as cable’s liaison to the Coalition Opposing Signal Theft Committee (COST).<br /><br />Allen previously was a partner at ACI Investigations, Inc. (Garden City, NY), a firm that handles cable theft issues nationwide.

NEW AMERICAN RED CROSS PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS NOW AVAILABLE

New American Red Cross PSAs are now avaliable for broadband connection in both RealPlayer and Windows Media formats.

American Red Cross PSAs

American Red Cross PSAs are avaliable in both RealPlayer and Windows Media formats, and are formatted for both broadband and dialup connections. Select your format and speed below to view.

CABLE INDUSTRY SUPPORTS SEPTERMBER 11TH RELIEF EFFORTS

<b>WASHINGTON, DC</b> – The nation’s cable companies have pledged support to the disaster relief efforts launched by the <a class="bodylink" href="http://www.redcross.org/">American Red Cross</a> to aid victims of last Tuesday’s tragedies.

All Cable Industry Diversity Week Events in New York Cancelled

In light of today's events, all cable industry diversity week events in New York have been cancelled. This includes the Kaitz dinner on September 13.

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.

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