SPOTLIGHT: USTelecom, NCTA hire lobbyists


The U.S. Telecom Association and the National Cable TV Association separately made significant moves recently to boost their broadband lobbying efforts. USTelecom hired Littman Associates as its lobbyist for high-speed network issues, and the NCTA hired James Assey, Jr., a Democrat former Senate Commerce Committee aide, who will serve as the second-in-command to NCTA president and Republican Kyle McSlarrow. Assey is expected to be a major cable industry voice as broadband and Net neutrality issues are addressed.

For more:
- read this Associated Press story on USTelecom's move in The Houston Chronicle
- see this article on Assey's hiring in The Hollywood Reporter

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