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Sizing up funding for COMPTEL, TIA, USTelecom and other trade groups

Given the diverse needs of the telecom and cable industries, a number of industry trade groups have emerged to provide advocacy and standards support. What are these groups' yearly revenues and tradeshow income?

Stacking up telecom trade groups' multimillion-dollar revenues

How much revenue are the various U.S.-based telecom trade groups taking in each year? What compensation is their executive leadership receiving?

Cable operators want satellite foes to pay more fees

The American Cable Association and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association have asked FCC to increase the amount of fees that satellite providers must pay per subscriber. The filing is in response to the FCC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and order that was issued in May in which the FCC said it wanted to charge satellite operators a per-subscriber regulatory fee, just as it does for cable and IPTV companies.

ACA asks FCC to impose conditions on what DirecTV/AT&T can charge cable operators for RSN rights

The American Cable Association has petitioned the FCC to impose merger conditions on AT&T and DirecTV, mandating that the combined company charge cable competitors reasonable prices to carry its five regional sports networks.

USTelecom, CenturyLink, AT&T jointly file for stay of FCC net neutrality rules

USTelecom and its key members AT&T and CenturyLink have filed a petition asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to stay the FCC's Open Internet order.

ACA's Polka continues Local Choice push despite NAB warnings

Ignoring warnings from the NAB to back off its quest for a la carte distribution of broadcast channels through pay-TV services, American Cable Association president and CEO Matthew Polka took to the blogoshpere to once again plug the cable industry's "Local Choice" initiative.

Blamethrowers: broadcasters fire back at ACA programming cost complaints

An organization representing local network affiliates and other broadcasters took umbrage at claims that their members are responsible for spiraling cable TV bills.

ACA asks FCC to use Section 706 to curb rising program costs

The American Cable Association continues to hammer away on the notion that cable companies can improve broadband services if they're relieved from the burden of spiraling programming costs.

ACA to FCC: Want better broadband? Help us control video programming costs

The cable industry has a new hedge in its battle to control spiraling program costs: Hook the struggle to the federal government's effort to expand high-speed Internet deployment.

ACA looking to go it alone as it pursues litigation against FCC on Title II plan

American Cable Association president and CEO Matthew Polka said his trade group is looking into possible litigation against the FCC over its just-codified net neutrality regulations. But the trade group will not partner with any other entities in pursuit of legal recourse.