NCTA’s Show Plans Still Intact

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While New Orleans remains swamped from Hurricane Katrina, officials at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association said Tuesday that the group still plans to hold its annual convention in the Big Easy this May.

“It’s too early to draw conclusions at this point. But being that our show is in May, we’re not anticipating having to change the location,” NCTA spokesman Brian Dietz said.

The National Show, which was held in San Francisco this year, is scheduled to return to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, from May 21 to 23.

Dietz said convention organizers at NCTA haven’t yet been able to get in contact with officials at the convention center in New Orleans, where electricity and communications services have been knocked out.

New Orleans has long been a popular locale for National Show attendees, who enjoy the convention center’s proximity hotels and restaurants and nightlife in the French Quarter.

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