2013 felt relatively quiet for cable on a public policy front. No big fires or hot button issues that drew a lot of Hill attention. And there was still plenty of work being done, much of it in tax policy, cyber security, energy consumption, basic tier encryption. Read on for comments from NCTA chief Michael Powell regarding what’s to come in 2014.

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With a messy CBS-Time Warner Cable dispute, growing calls for retrans reform and rising sports costs making headlines, the age-old question of whether NCTA can really continue to exist with a membership base of programmers and operators reared its head once again in 2013.
 
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