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ACA Statement On The FCC’s New “Third Way” Broadband Policy

PITTSBURGH, May 7, 2010 -  "ACA appreciates that the FCC is attempting to find some middle ground under its new `Third Way' approach to protecting the open Internet announced yesterday.  However, classifying cable broadband service under Title II for the first time, even with numerous forbearances, creates uncertainly in the market and runs the risk of producing unintended consequences, especially for small and mid-sized broadband providers.  Still, ACA remains committed to working with the FCC on this matter in the year ahead to ensure the right result is reached for consumers and the operators who serve them."

About the American Cable Association

Based in Pittsburgh, the American Cable Association is a trade organization representing nearly 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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