PITTSBURGH, September 16, 2009 - ACA President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement today after passage of the Satellite Home Viewer Update and Reauthorization Act in the House Judiciary Committee:
"The bill is a good start. We appreciate that the House Judiciary Committee has recognized that smaller, independent and rural-based cable operators face different challenges and dynamics than their larger brethren in the industry. While that acknowledgment has been made, we believe the bill needs some further refinement to help small businesses who will be disproportionately burdened by many of the new provisions that were reached through negotiations between larger entities. ACA will continue its advocacy on behalf of its members as the bill moves through the process and looks forward to continued work with the Committee."
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