Cable 2002 to `Connect America'


The National Cable & Telecommunications Association announced Thursday
that 'Connecting America' will be the theme for this spring's National Show,
scheduled for a May 5 start in New Orleans.

'This year's theme celebrates the cable industry's leadership in connecting
America,' NCTA president Robert Sachs said in a prepared statement. 'In an
increasingly competitive marketplace, cable has already made broadband access
available to some 70 million households.'

Sachs also announced that the Cable & Telecommunications Association for
Marketing has timed its 2002 Broadband Opportunity Conference to take place
during the National Show. 'The combined agenda will enhance the value for
convention attendees,' he added.

Alluding to the tough times and lagging attendance encountered by the Western
Show and other conferences in the months since Sept. 11, Sachs said, 'We are
optimistic about this year's show. We think the National Show will continue to
provide a very valuable resource for our industry's