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ACA Supports Using CRA To Void FCC’s Burdensome Privacy Regulations

PITTSBURGH, March 8, 2017 -  American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding introduction of a Joint Resolution relying on the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to void the Federal Communications Commission's broadband privacy regulations:

"The American Cable Association applauds Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and his many Senate co-sponsors for introducing a CRA resolution that, if enacted, would void the FCC's unwarranted and burdensome broadband privacy regulations.  These regulations are unnecessary and onerous, singling out ISPs and imposing overly restrictive privacy responsibilities on them, while the Internet giant edge providers, who have as much, if not more, access to similar consumer data, get off scot-free.  By passing the resolution, Congress will enable broadband providers, especially smaller ones, to respond most immediately to the demands of their customers by creating innovative services.  Finally, enactment of the resolution will in no way lessen ACA members' dedication to protecting their customers' privacy, and they will continue to be subject to the privacy requirements in Section 222 of the Communications Act."

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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