PITTSBURGH, March 20, 2009 — The American Cable Association applauded President Barack Obama's decision to nominate Federal Communications Commission member Jonathan Adelstein as Administrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service.
"A native of Rapid City, South Dakota, Jonathan Adelstein knows from personal experience the communications needs of the rural America communities that ACA's independent cable companies have been serving for decades," ACA president and CEO Matthew Polka said. "ACA looks forward to working with Adelstein after he arrives at RUS on implementing the $2.5 billion RUS loan program intended to stimulate high-speed Internet access in unserved and underserved communities."
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Based in Pittsburgh, the American Cable Association is a trade organization representing more than 900 smaller and medium-sized, independent cable companies who provide broadband services for more than 7 million cable subscribers primarily located in rural and smaller suburban markets across America. Through active participation in the regulatory and legislative process in Washington, D.C., ACA's members work together to advance the interests of their customers and ensure the future competitiveness and viability of their business. For more information, visit http://www.americancable.org/
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