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American Cable Association Convenes Policy Summit

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WASHINGTON April 12, 2011 – The American Cable Association (ACA) held its annual summit on Tuesday, featuring a keynote speech by Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn.

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Will This Signal Be Televised? ‘Retransmission Consent’ Unscrambled At Breakfast Panel Of Broadcasters, Cable Industry and Public Interest Reps

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WASHINGTON, June 11, 2010 – If you missed Broadbandbreakfast.com’s panel session on retransmission consent fees, here’s your chance to catch up and re-examine the issues in a complex debate that’s been controversial since the enactment of the regime in the 1992 Cable Act.

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Experts Debate Retransmission Consent Rules

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WASHINGTON, June 8, 2010 – Retransmission consent rules were established decades ago and many communications experts are arguing that it’s time to reevaluate them. At a BroadbandBreakfast.com Intellectual Property Breakfast Club, members of the broadband environment voiced their opinions and concerns about retransmission consent fees

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Tuesday’s Free Intellectual Property Breakfast Club on Retrans Consent a ‘Must Attend’ Event

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WASHINGTON, June 4, 2010 – BroadbandBreakfast.com on Friday announced the addition of two new panelists – Toni Cook Bush of Skadden Arps and Matt Polka of the American Cable Association – to its FREE June 8th Intellectual Property Breakfast Club event.

The panel, to be held at Clyde’s of Gallery Place at 707 7th Street NW, in Washington, is certain to be the “must attend” event on this increasingly hot topic of “New Retransmission Consent Battles and Licensing Video Content.” Register now!

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Freshman Representative Pushes Broadband Cap Ban

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WASHINGTON, June 18, 2009 – Time Warner Cable found itself clashing with a member of Congress from its home state on Wednesday as Rep. Eric Massa, D-N.Y., introduced the Broadband Internet Fairness Act, H.R. 2902. If passed, the bill would authorize the Federal Trade Commission to review the fairness of broadband subscription plans based on cost.

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White House Announces Nomination of Mignon Clyburn to Democratic FCC Spot

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WASHINGTON, April 30, 2009 – The White House announced late Wednesday its intention to nominate South Carolina Public Service Commissioner Mignon Clyburn to the Federal Communications Commission.

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