2013

30th Anniversary Walter Kaitz Foundation Dinner Raises More Than $1.7 Million for Cable Diversity Programs

Washington, DC – The 30th anniversary Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising Dinner last evening raised more than $1.7 million for programs fostering diversity in the cable industry.  More than 1,000 industry executives attended the dinner hosted by actor and entertainer, Mario Lopez, who appeared courtesy of NUVOtv.

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding Introduction of Legislation to Repeal the Set-Top Box Integration Ban

[Background: Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) and Congressman Gene Green (D-TX) today introduced bipartisan legislation to remove the FCC’s "integration ban", while maintaining the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) ability to regulate set-top boxes in the future. See press release below NCTA statement.]

Statement of NCTA Regarding the House Introduction of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

“We applaud Chairman Goodlatte, Rep. Eshoo and the other original co-sponsors on today’s introduction of Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (HR 3086). Extending the current Internet tax moratorium will protect consumers and small businesses from new and burdensome state and local taxes on Internet access, helping more Americans get online and ensuring that the Internet continues to power U.S. economic growth. We look forward to swift passage of this legislation in the House and towards it eventually being signed into law."

Statement of NCTA Regarding the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Decision on Program Carriage

“We are pleased with the court's decision to reject the FCC's attempted expansion of the program carriage rules, and with its statement encouraging the FCC to ‘reevaluate the program carriage regime as warranted by increased competition in the video programming industry.’"

Sony Pictures Entertainment and LULAC to be Honored at the Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising Dinner

NUVOtv's Mario Lopez to Host the Foundation's 30th Annual Dinner & Celebration

WASHINGTON, DC – Sony Pictures Entertainment and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) will be honored at the 30th Annual Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising Dinner on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.

Statement of NCTA Regarding the Nomination of Mike O’Rielly as FCC Commissioner

“We congratulate Mike O’Rielly on being nominated to serve as a Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission.  As a longtime congressional aide, Mike brings not only a wealth of political experience, but also a deep appreciation for policies that will promote continued innovation and private investment in communications markets.  As he continues his distinguished career in public service once confirmed by the Senate, we look forward to working with him in this new capacity."

Statement of NCTA Regarding the Introduction of the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act

“We applaud Senators Wyden and Thune on the introduction of the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act. Extending the Internet tax moratorium will protect consumers and small businesses from new and burdensome state and local taxes on Internet access. We look forward to working with members on swift passage of this legislation.”

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding the Senate Commerce Committee’s Advancement of Tom Wheeler

“We commend the Senate Commerce Committee for advancing the nomination of Tom Wheeler to serve as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Mr. Wheeler’s significant private sector experience and his deep understanding of economic issues that drive investment and innovation will serve him well in promoting a forward-looking agenda that encourages continued innovation and growth. We look forward to Mr. Wheeler’s confirmation by the full Senate and to working with him and other members of the Commission on the important policy issues facing our nation.”

NCTA-MPAA Statement Regarding Today's Senate Commerce Markup

WASHINGTON - The following is a statement from National Cable & Telecommunications Association and the Motion Picture Association of America regarding today’s Senate Commerce Committee markup:

Joint Association Letter Supporting Cybersecurity Act of 2013

Read the Joint Association Letter Supporting the Cybersecurity Act of 2013.

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