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ACA Statement On FCC’s New Open Internet Initiative

PITTSBURGH, February 19, 2014 - American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding Federal Communications Commission Chairman Wheeler's announcement today with regard to promoting and protecting an open Internet:

"The independent cable community has worked constructively with the Federal Communications Commission for many years to craft rules and regulations that enable small and medium-sized operators to deploy broadband networks to serve their customers, and to ensure that their customers receive the best video, voice and Internet services possible.  ACA strongly agrees with Chairman Wheeler that the entire Internet ecosystem requires certainty and predictability to promote investment, and looks forward to working with the FCC with regard to the Open Internet proceeding."

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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