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Genachowski Selected to Lead Federal Communications Commission

ACA Welcomes New Chairman, Offers Support For New FCC

PITTSBURGH, January 13, 2009 -- The American Cable Association (ACA) congratulated Julius Genachowski today for his selection by President-Elect Barack Obama to head the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  

“The role of the FCC has never been more significant to more Americans, and we wish Mr. Genachowski well in taking on today’s historic challenges,” ACA President and CEO Matthew M. Polka said. “The next several years will present opportunities and obstacles in the technology and communications industries, including the coming DTV transition and the Government’s effort to deploy broadband in underserved areas.  ACA and its members are eager to work with the new Chairman and all the Commissioners of the FCC to ensure the unique challenges of smaller cable operators and their subscribers are understood and accounted for.  Mr. Genachowski’s record of accomplishments and reputation within the industry make him a good choice as Chairman, and we congratulate him.”

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Based in Pittsburgh, the American Cable Association is a trade organization representing more than 900 smaller and medium-sized, independent cable companies who provide broadband services for more than 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 www.americancable.org.

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