KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 30, 2014 - American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement commending Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler for monitoring the carriage dispute involving Time Warner Cable and Dodgers-owned SportsNet LA, and for suggesting FCC intervention may be necessary to protect consumers:
"ACA commends FCC Chairman Wheeler for monitoring the dispute between Time Warner Cable and other pay-TV providers regarding the carriage of SportsNet LA, and expressing his willingness to intervene to bring relief to consumers, if appropriate and necessary."
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 nearly 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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