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ACA Applauds Chairman Pai’s Plan To Review Outdated Media Regulations

PITTSBURGH, April 25, 2017 -  American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai's plan announced today to launch a Public Notice to review cable and broadcast regulations with an eye toward eliminating unnecessary ones:

"ACA agrees with Chairman Pai that the time is now for the agency to comb through cable and broadcasting regulations in search of rules that are out of step with current market conditions and are no longer necessary to serve the public interest.  ACA looks forward to filing comments and offering specific, data-backed recommendations and guidance that the FCC can use to ensure that smaller video providers can devote their limited time and capital to investments in their networks, rather than complying with outdated regulations.  ACA believes that today's announcement is a good step forward and it looks forward to working with Chairman Pai and the other FCC Commissioners on identifying those media regulations that should be eliminated, just as it has previously provided similar recommendations on telecom regulations that have outlived their usefulness."

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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