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ACA Applauds FCC On Giving Cable Operators The Option To Email Annual Notices

PITTSBURGH, June 20, 2017 -  American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission's approval Monday determining that the "written information" that cable operators must provide to their subscribers via annual notices pursuant to Section 76.1602(b) of the FCC's rules may be provided via e-mail:

"As readers of this statement could certify, reception of important information through electronic means has become the norm for the vast majority of Americans. ACA, therefore, applauds the FCC for amending its rules to give cable operators, pursuant to important consumer protections, the option to distribute required annual reports via email to their customers. The FCC's order will reduce cost for cable operators, benefit the environment, and promote consumer convenience with regard to accessing key communications from cable operators."

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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