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ACA Commends U.S. Rep. Pallone On His Election As Ranking Member On The House Energy & Commerce Committee

PITTSBURGH, November 19, 2014 - American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone's election as Ranking Member on the House Energy & Commerce Committee:

"ACA congratulates U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ.) on winning his election as Ranking Member on the House Energy & Commerce Committee, the panel that oversees the telecommunications industry and the Federal Communications Commission.  

"Rep. Pallone's victory comes as Congress prepares to update communications laws and regulations to keep pace with dramatic changes in technology and consumer behavior.  ACA looks forward to working with Rep. Pallone and his colleagues in a bipartisan manner on a number of key fronts, including reform of the broken retransmission consent rules and measures to promote further broadband deployment."

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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