PITTSBURGH, March 7, 2017 - American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's renomination by President Donald J. Trump:
"ACA congratulates FCC Chairman Pai on being renominated by President Trump to a new five-year term. Chairman Pai has proven over the years that he has the expertise and commitment to guide the FCC at such a pivotal time. Most especially, Chairman Pai's has shown that he understands that by applying light-touch regulations and removing barriers to deployment, broadband providers will accelerate their investments in their networks and provide consumers with the bandwidth they need to prosper in a connected economy. Chairman Pai also has demonstrated that he is committed to closing the digital divide by using efficient mechanisms to bring robust broadband service to unserved areas and to provide service to people who otherwise cannot afford it. ACA members stand ready to work with him to achieve these goals. ACA encourages the Senate to confirm Chairman Pai's renomination promptly."
About the American Cable Association: Based in Pittsburgh, the American Cable Association is a trade organization representing nearly 750 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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