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Statement of Dan Brenner, Sr. Vice President, Law & Regulatory Policy in Response to Letter Reportedly Sent Today to the FCC from the "Coalition of Broadband Users"

<p>“The Microsoft-led coalition is a group in search of a problem. Ten million cable modem users today enjoy access to any content of their choice on the Internet. Those who advocate regulation of broadband Internet services have failed to provide any evidence of consumer problems accessing Internet sites.”</p>

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Reaction of NCTA General Counsel Neal Goldberg to 11th Circuit Decision on Pole Attachments

<p>"Today’s U.S. Court of Appeals decision is very good news for consumers. It means that utility companies like Alabama Electric cannot charge arbitrary prices for cable attachments to utility poles resulting in higher costs of cable TV and broadband services."</p>
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STATEMENT OF NCTA PRESIDENT & CEO ROBERT SACHS REGARDING CONFIRMATION OF JONATHAN ADELSTEIN AS FCC COMMISSIONER

<b><CENTER>STATEMENT OF NCTA PRESIDENT & CEO ROBERT SACHS REGARDING CONFIRMATION OF JONATHAN ADELSTEIN AS FCC COMMISSIONER</B></CENTER><br><br>

"Jonathan Adelstein's substantial legislative background and strong working knowledge of many of the issues before the FCC will make him an excellent Commissioner. We congratulate him on his confirmation." <br><br>

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STATEMENT OF NCTA PRESIDENT & CEO ROBERT SACHS IN REFERENCE TO THE MERGER OF COMCAST AND AT&T BROADBAND

<center><b>STATEMENT OF NCTA PRESIDENT & CEO ROBERT SACHS IN REFERENCE TO THE MERGER OF COMCAST AND AT&T BROADBAND</b></center><BR><HR><BR>

NEW CIC WEBSITE OFFERS EASY ACCESS TO MEMBERS' RICH EDUCATION CONTENT FOR TEACHERS, MEDIA SPECIALISTS, PARENTS, CAREGIVERS

<B><center>NEW CIC WEBSITE OFFERS EASY ACCESS TO MEMBERS' RICH EDUCATION CONTENT FOR TEACHERS, MEDIA SPECIALISTS, PARENTS, CAREGIVERS<BR><BR>
INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATIONALLY SOUND MATERIALS WILL ENLIVEN, ENHANCE TEACHING AND LEARNING<BR><BR>
-- NEW TOOLS WORK THE WAY THE MIND WORKS --<BR><BR></center>

Robert Sachs on the Negotiations Between MSOs and CEA TV Manufacturers Regarding "Plug and Play" DTVs.

"Negotiations between cable operators and consumer electronic TV manufacturers concerning 'plug and play' DTVs continue on a constructive path. Notwithstanding some reports in the press, a final agreement has not been entered into by the parties. It is premature and inappropriate for any of the parties to comment on these ongoing negotiations."<br /><br />
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TECHNICAL PAPERS PROPOSALS DUE DECEMBER 16, 2002

<b><cENTER>TECHNICAL PAPERS PROPOSALS DUE DECEMBER 16, 2002</b></center><BR><BR>

Cable Companies Announce Common Operating Statistics

<b>New York, NY</b> – The nation's leading cable operators today announced <a href="http://www.ncta.com/DocumentBinary.aspx?id=489">new voluntary guidelines</a> to provide investors with the best possible understanding of metrics that are important to company operations.<br /><br />

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Robert Sachs Regarding Senator John McCain’s (R-AZ) Telecom Ownership Diversification Act Of 2002 (S-3112)

<p>"As communications media converge minority and economically disadvantaged businesses should be able to fully participate in this vital sector of our economy. The Telecommunications Ownership Diversification Act of 2002 provides tax incentives to facilitate diversification of ownership in the communications industry, and it has the cable industry's strong support. We look forward to working with Senator McCain and others to enact this much needed measure."</p>

PARENTS PLAY KEY ROLE IN HELPING REALIZE MEDIA'S EDUCATIONAL POTENTIAL

<B><center>PARENTS PLAY KEY ROLE IN HELPING REALIZE MEDIA'S EDUCATIONAL POTENTIAL<br><br>

NEW REPORT URGES PARENT-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP TO BUILD MEDIA LITERACY<br><br>

-- National PTA/Cable in the Classroom’s “Take Charge of Your TV Week” Promotes Tips, Tools for Teachers, Parents --</CENTER><br><br>

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