PITTSBURGH, June 27, 2012 - American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding today's hearing on "The Future of Video" held by the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
"ACA is extremely pleased by the broad bipartisan interest in assessing whether the 1992 Cable Act is still appropriate for today's market realities. We are also pleased that so many Members of Congress clearly expressed concern that retransmission consent rules may be leading to consumer harm, especially TV signal blackouts against pay-TV providers staged by broadcasters. It's clear there is growing support to reform the 1992 law and examine the issues ACA has been raising for years."
About the American Cable Association: Based in Pittsburgh, the American Cable Association is a trade organization representing about 850 smaller and medium-sized, independent cable companies who provide broadband services for more than 7.4 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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