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June 5, 2006
Contact:  Steve Jones
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Net Neutrality – Will it “Save” or “Neuter” the Internet?
Overviewed in June CTPAAbriefs

Washington, DC Today the Cable Television Public Affairs Association (CTPAA) released its sixth edition (June 2006) of "CTPAAbriefs,” outlining the cable industry’s position on “Net Neutrality,” an issue that could have major ramifications for cable systems, Web sites, consumers and others. The brief provides an easy-to-understand discussion of the issue, and why the cable television industry believes the dangers of "net neutrality" legislation far outweighs any proved or demonstrable need for new laws.

CTPAA encourages public affairs professionals to use the brief to discuss “Net Neutrality” with national, state and local policy leaders. The publication is designed and written to be given directly to policy leaders who need a better understanding of this topic. Cable executives are also encouraged to schedule meetings with editorial boards at local newspapers to share with them the cable industry's perspective on this subject.

CTPAAbriefs is a periodical developed for the express purpose of bringing clarity to topical and complex cable television industry issues. The CTPAAbriefs are written for public affairs, government relations, executive office and other staff members who need a clear, concise, subject-oriented guide on industry topics they must face, most often at the local level. The briefs provide a response on industry issues from the cable perspective.

This brief is written in a straightforward, conversational style, so it may be handed directly to local opinion leaders as a valuable guide to this cable industry issue. Approximately 1,000 copies of the publication will be mailed to CTPAA members and cable system executives. Additionally, individual issues may be downloaded from the association Web site

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CTPAA is the only national, professional organization specifically addressing the issues, needs and interests of the cable industry’s public affairs professionals. Its mission is to develop and promote public affairs excellence to help achieve industry, corporate and social goals. A strong advocate of the public affairs professional’s participation in all aspects of corporate decision-making processes, CTPAA works to enhance each member’s status and influence through skill building and professional development. For more information on CTPAA, go to

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