PITTSBURGH, April 4, 2017 - American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding President Trump's decision to endorse the Congressionally passed resolution voiding the Federal Communications Commission's data security regulations:
President Trump for signing the Congressional Review Act resolution passed by
Congress, eliminating the onerous and competitively harmful privacy rules that
were set to go into effect. These rules
would have economically harmed smaller Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and
prevented them from deploying more of the broadband services their customers
want. However, notwithstanding the elimination of these rules, nothing changes
and ACA members will continue to protect their customers' private data while the
leaders of the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade
Commission work to establish a less burdensome privacy framework that treats
all providers fairly in the effort to safeguard subscriber privacy."
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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