Statement of NCTA Regarding FCC Notice to Change MVPD Definition

“While we do not believe that the Notice's tentative conclusion can be squared with the plain language of the definition for a multichannel video distribution provider, we appreciate the efforts of Commissioners to identify many of the difficult policy issues that such a conclusion would raise. We look forward to participating in this proceeding to ensure that any rules deemed necessary in today’s competitive video distribution marketplace are fairly applied to all.”

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding the Senate Confirmation of FCC Commissioner Mike O'Rielly

"We congratulate Mike O'Rielly on his confirmation for a new term at the FCC. Commissioner O’Rielly has been a passionate advocate for forward-looking policies that promote competitive, marketplace solutions which enable today’s vibrant communications sector to deliver consumers a growing array of new choices and exciting services. We look forward to working with Commissioner O’Rielly over the coming years."

Statement of NCTA Regarding Today’s FCC E-rate and Connect America Fund Orders

Re/code and NCTA Launch Event Partnership

WASHINGTON, DC -- Re/code, the independent tech news, reviews and analysis site headed by veteran journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), today announced a partnership for a series of events beginning this week in San Francisco.

Statement of NCTA Regarding U.S. Senate Approval of the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014

“In passing H.R. 5728, the Senate has moved with appropriate speed to prevent consumer disruption and to enact meaningful video reforms. We applaud Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Thune for their leadership and dedication to achieving bipartisan consensus on the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014, including action that will sunset the FCC’s outdated and ill-conceived “integration ban” at long last.

Statement of NCTA Regarding U.S. House Approval of the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014 (H.R. 5728)

“Action today by the House of Representatives today in passing H.R. 5728, the STELA Reauthorization Act, again demonstrates the bipartisan consensus around targeted and meaningful video reforms. We commend Chairmen Upton and Walden and Ranking Members Waxman and Eshoo for their efforts. In addition to extending expiring provisions related to retransmission of broadcast TV signals, this must-pass legislation accomplishes modest reforms of our video laws that will yield significant consumer benefits.

Statement of NCTA Regarding the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014 (H.R. 5728)

"We applaud the efforts of House Chairmen Upton and Walden, Senate Chairman Rockefeller, House Ranking Members Waxman and Eshoo and Senate Ranking Member Thune who have worked together to craft bipartisan legislation that advances targeted video reforms, including the extension of expiring provisions that will help affected satellite consumers continue to receive their broadcast signals.

Statement of NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell Regarding the President’s Statement on Net Neutrality

“We are stunned the President would abandon the longstanding, bipartisan policy of lightly regulating the Internet and call for extreme Title II regulation. The cable industry strongly supports an open Internet, is building an open internet, and strongly believes that over-regulating the fastest growing technology in our history will not advance the cause of Internet freedom. There is no dispute about the propriety of transparency rules and bans on discrimination and blocking. But this tectonic shift in national policy, should it be adopted, would create devastating results.

The Cable Show 2014

Hosted by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), The Cable Show 2014 was a live event hosted in beautiful Los Angeles, California that ignited business opportunities, cultivated new relationships and produced unparalleled learning experiences for more than 12,000 Internet and television professionals from around the world.

NCTA Statement Regarding FCC Proposal to Update the Definition of Multichannel Video Programming Distributor (MVPD)

“In today's video marketplace, consumers are reaping the benefits of robust competition and an ever expanding menu of video options. Redefining what it means to be an MVPD raises profound questions about how government will extend regulation to Internet video services and how any would-be virtual MVPDs will meet their 'social compact' obligations.


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