Press Releases

News from NCTC and selected partners.

LAS VEGAS – NCTC WINTER EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE – FEBRUARY 19, 2020 — Imagine Communications, which provides open, end-to-end advertising technology solutions for broadcasters, content owners, MVPDs and vMVPDs, today announced an agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) to power AdKey, a cloud-based, platform-agnostic service that supports ad insertion on all IP-based video streams. The deal will initially see the deployment of cloud-based ad monetization technology from Imagine Communications by independent operators by Q3 of this year with trials beginning in the coming months. NCTC represents more than 750 independent cable operators in the United States and negotiates master licensing agreements with content providers for over 200 networks.

Lenexa, Kan. – The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), representing more than 750 broadband and cable operators serving all 50 states has completed an agreement with CCI Systems, Inc. to provide cost-effective access to Cisco hardware, software and support. Under the new agreement, NCTC member operators will be able to purchase Cisco products at preferred pricing through CCI Systems, a Cisco Gold Partner. Members will also gain access to CCI’s SmartNet advisory services which include hardware and software recommendations with an eye on cost reduction.

Lenexa, Kan. – The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), representing more than 750 broadband and cable operators serving all 50 states, announces a new initiative that allows NCTC member companies to purchase Amazon Fire TV streaming devices at a discount.

Lenexa, Kan. – The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), representing more than 750 broadband and cable operators serving all 50 states today announced it has completed an agreement with Techint Labs, a full-service marketing agency providing advertising services including programmatic advertising, retargeting and SEO/SEM. Under the terms of the agreement NCTC member operators will gain access to affordable digital lead generation programs developed by Techint and designed to grow subscribers by encouraging new subscriptions and upsells.

Lenexa, Kan. – The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), representing more than 750 broadband and cable operators serving all 50 states has completed an agreement with PerfectVision, a leading provider and manufacturer of cable and telecom infrastructure products, to give NCTC members aggressive price discounts on cabling, grounding supplies and tools. Under the new agreement, PerfectVision will maintain stock levels to ensure NCTC member companies get timely fulfillment on orders placed through NCTC’s group purchasing organization, allowing them to be nimbler in their network deployment activities.

Lenexa, Kan. – The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), representing more than 750 broadband and cable operators serving all 50 states, announces its Board Chairman, Bob Ormberg is stepping down after 13 years of service. Bob is stepping down due to his change in employment from an NCTC member company to a provider of marketing services, SatCom. In the interim Brad Mefferd, Vice-Chairman will assume the role of Chairman until formal elections later this year.

Lenexa, Kan. – The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), representing more than 750 broadband and cable operators serving all 50 states, announces its agreement with Cogent Communications, a leading provider of IP Transit Services. This new partnership support NCTC’s goal of giving its member operators cost-effective options for delivering fast, reliable broadband services to consumers and businesses.

Lenexa, Kan. – The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), representing more than 750 broadband and cable operators serving all 50 states, announces its agreement with Zayo, a leading global communications infrastructure provider. This new partnership furthers NCTC’s mission to create cost-effective solutions its members can use to deliver fast, reliable broadband services to consumers and businesses.

Lenexa, Kan. – The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), representing more than 750 cable and broadband operators serving all 50 states, announces the partnership with Comporium to provide NCTC members with highly targeted digital marketing lead generation program. Under this agreement with Comporium, NCTC members will gain the ability to execute a cost-effective digital marketing lead generation program to promote their products and services to new homeowners and recently moved prospects.

Lenexa, Kan. – The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), representing more than 750 broadband and cable operators serving all 50 states, announces its partnership with Plume, the Palo Alto-based leader in Smart Home Services. Plume will help NCTC Members differentiate their broadband subscriber offerings with mobile app driven personalized whole-home Wi-Fi experiences, AI cybersecurity protection, and parental controls including content filtering. Service providers will also gain access to unprecedented network visibility and management tools for real time quality of experience monitoring and enforcement. All this will increase NPS and ARPU while lowering operational costs.

Lenexa, Kan. – The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), representing more than 750 small and mid-sized independent cable and broadband operators across the U.S., today announced the appointment of Rob Smith as Sr. Director of Procurement. In the new position, Smith will be responsible for helping shape NCTC’s procurement strategy and will work in collaboration with NCTC’s supplier partners on group purchasing initiatives for member companies.

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NCTC Members Can Cost-Effectively Deploy Gigabit DOCSIS 3.1 Broadband Services Using Harmonic’s Turnkey Virtualized Cable Access Solution

SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 5, 2019 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced an agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) to jointly offer Harmonic’s CableOS™ virtualized cable access solution to the more than 750 independent NCTC member cable operators throughout the United States. Under the agreement, NCTC members will gain an even more cost-effective solution for migrating their broadband services to state-of-the-art DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit internet.