Briefs: Cable exec urges equal treatment of cos.

March 30, 2006

A cable-industry executive urged Congress Thursday to treat all competitors equitably in their efforts to streamline telecommunication legislation.

Testifying before the House Commerce and Energy Committee's Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, the head of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association said that companies should not only be treated on an equal footing, but also in a deregulated environment.

"As Congress drafts changes to the Telecommunications Act of 1996, we urge you to treat like services alike, preferably in a deregulatory environment. We will do the rest by raising private risk capital, investing in new technology, offering better customer service, creating innovative new programming, and competing with other multichannel video providers in order to provide consumers with the best voice, video, and data services possible," said Kyle McSlarrow.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: TaskUs takes unpleasant job of customer service off startups' hands

Related Stories

New detection sensors can help railways cope with EM attacks

July 15, 2015

Eleven years ago the Madrid train bombings proved how much European railway security still needed to be improved. But now that rail equipment—like in most other industries—is increasingly standardised and connected, another, ...

Net neutrality balancing act

April 17, 2014

Researchers in Italy, writing in the International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management have demonstrated that net neutrality benefits content creator and consumers without compromising provider innovation nor profits.

Recommended for you

Parasitized bees are self-medicating in the wild, study finds

September 1, 2015

Bumblebees infected with a common intestinal parasite are drawn to flowers whose nectar and pollen have a medicinal effect, a Dartmouth-led study shows. The findings suggest that plant chemistry could help combat the decline ...

How wind sculpted Earth's largest dust deposit

September 1, 2015

China's Loess Plateau was formed by wind alternately depositing dust or removing dust over the last 2.6 million years, according to a new report from University of Arizona geoscientists.

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.