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American Cable Association Statement On Latest STAVRA Draft Bill

PITTSBURGH, September 15, 2014 - American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding changes made to the Satellite Television Access and Viewer Rights Act (STAVRA) prior to Wednesday's Senate Commerce Committee vote:

"The American Cable Association will remain focused in the days ahead on ensuring that the provisions in the latest draft that most protect consumers from the broken retransmission consent marketplace remain in place, and we appreciate all of the efforts of Sens. Rockefeller and Thune to move these important provisions forward."

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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