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ACA Statement On Open Internet Court Decision

PITTSBURGH, January 14, 2014 - American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding the Open Internet ruling handed down today by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit:

"ACA members believe that customers should be able to access the lawful content they wish on the Internet irrespective of who provides their Internet access service.  ACA has long held that adopting Open Internet rules was unnecessary because its members had been operating and would continue to operate in conformity with the FCC's 2005 Open Internet principles.  That remains true today regardless of the court's decision."

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 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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