Celebrate Safer Internet Day 2016

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Today marks Safer Internet Day, an international education and awareness-raising effort. The annual event promotes the proper use of technology, especially among children, by providing parents and families with knowledge and tools necessary to stay safe online.

The theme for this year’s celebration is “Play your part for a better Internet.” Hundreds of organizations, including the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, will encourage discussion about positive digital interaction today.

For ideas to get involved with Safer Internet Day, visit the official website.

Cable Nets Again Rule Emmy Nominations

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The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were recently announced, and cable programs lead the way, once again. After the announcement, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) decided to research why cable programs consistently perform well at the Emmys.

In the recent article, the NCTA cites cable’s creative freedom to explore themes that network TV might not. As the NCTA stated, “audiences have made it clear what they’re after: narratives that push social boundaries and defy conventional norms, and actors who can pull it off.”

Drone Technology is Changing the Sports World

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As technology expands, the way we watch TV will also continue to advance. This year, professional sports coverage began incorporating drones to cover major events. From the Kentucky Derby to the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the unmanned aircrafts provide coverage not accessible before.

An article from the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) notes, however, that we will have to wait until after more flexible regulations are passed before we see drones at larger sporting events.

Celebrate Safer Internet Day Tomorrow

SID15Tuesday, Feb. 10, marks Safer Internet Day, organized each year to promote proper use of technology, especially among children. Hundreds of organizations celebrate the day, including the National Cable & Telecommunications Association.

To take part in Safer Internet Day, visit the official website for a list of events. Suddenlink customers can also find related internet safety information on the following Web pages:

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NCTA Launches New Parental Controls Site

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Cable offers a wide array of programming that serves diverse audiences. To help families manage the programming that comes into their homes, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) has launched a new parental resource site, ControlwithCable.org.

The new site combines the existing ControlYourTV.org and PointSmartClickSafe.org into a single resource for parents looking to learn about cable’s parental controls. Users will find tools aimed at helping parents and caregivers manage their children’s television and online experiences.

Suddenlink customers can find related information on the following Web pages:

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Suddenlink CEO Earns Industry’s Top Honor

Suddenlink Chairman and CEO Jerry Kent will be one of the 2012 recipients of the cable industry’s top honor, the Vanguard Award for “Distinguished Leadership.” Presented by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), the award recognizes individuals “who excel in both business and personal commitment to their colleagues, and whose accomplishments merit the recognition of the entire cable industry.”

Winners will be honored May 23 at a luncheon and awards ceremony during NCTA’s trade show in Boston.

Cable Helps Parents Monitor TV, Online Viewing

Cable offers a wide array of programming that serves diverse audiences, including several channels just for children and families. Tools are also available to help families control the programming that comes into their homes. The National Cable & Telecommunications Association offers the following resource to help take the mystery out of using those controls:

Suddenlink customers can find related information on the following Web pages:

NCTA’s Powell: Broadband Began With Cable

National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) President & Chief Executive Officer Michael Powell recently contributed to CableTechTalk:

Last week, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski gave a speech at LivingSocial’s Washington, D.C., headquarters about the economic impact of broadband … The Chairman highlighted the economic force that broadband has become in the American economy, especially as a technology that powers job creation, and he cited a recent report by McKinsey which shows that broadband now creates 2.6 jobs for every one lost.

As cable was America’s first broadband provider, I welcome the Chairman’s remarks and enthusiasm about how broadband is sparking a renaissance in America’s economy. But the irony of the entire speech is that not a single broadband company was even mentioned nor did we hear about the millions of jobs created by broadband providers which have built the networks that are the indispensible infrastructure for America in the 21st century.