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ACA Pleased Broadband Privacy Repeal Headed To White House

PITTSBURGH, March 28, 2017 -  American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding House passage of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution voiding the Federal Communications Commission's broadband privacy regulations:

"The American Cable Association is pleased the House has passed the CRA resolution nullifying the FCC's misguided broadband privacy rules and looks forward to seeing President Trump give final approval in the near future. With the Senate passing the identical resolution on March 23, House passage today paved the way for transmission to the White House.

"ACA strongly supported Congress' intervention to reverse the harms associated with the FCC's unwarranted and burdensome broadband privacy regulations that singled out ISPs while exempting giant Internet edge providers, who have as much, if not more, access to similar consumer data.

"ACA members remain committed to maintaining their commendable record of protecting subscriber privacy. In addition to remaining subject to a variety of state and federal unfair and deceptive trade practices, data security and data breach laws, ACA members have adopted on a voluntary basis a set of Privacy Principles that include transparency, consumer choice, data security and data breach notification. These principles are consistent with the Federal Trade Commission's long-standing framework."

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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