With Congress working on passing a new Farm Bill this year, the House Subcmte on Rural Dev, Research, Biotech and Foreign Ag held the 1st of 8 hearings Wed on reauthorizing farm programs—one of which includes the broadband funding administered by RUS. Here’s what reps for Natl Telecom Coop Assoc and NCTA had to say about the government helping to fund competition.
 
More top stories from the 4/26/12 issue of CableFAX Daily:

*NCTA pres/CEO Michael Powell took to Politico’s op-ed page to reiterate the association’s key cybersecurity message: we need information sharing between industries and govt agencies.

 
*Lisa Hsia, evp, Bravo Digital Media, gives CableFAX the inside scoop on the success of its digital-only series to complement “Top Chef” and an upcoming social revamp of BravoTV.com.

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Cable Urges FCC to Keep 25/3 Benchmark

NCTA, ACA Connects and others are urging the FCC not to raise its 25/3 speed benchmark as the agency begins to craft its annual Section 706 report.

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