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ACA Commends Capitol Hill Lawmakers For Starting Discussion On Appropriate Rules For The Internet

PITTSBURGH, January 16, 2015 - American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding Capitol Hill legislation designed to promote an open Internet:

"ACA applauds Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.), House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Or.) for introducing legislation that starts an open and bipartisan discussion in Congress on what are the appropriate rules of the road for the Internet marketplace to protect consumers, promote innovation, and continue investment in networks deployed by smaller broadband providers."

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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