"In our carriage talks, the broadcasters and programmers take advantage of the fact that we're a small government run system operator. They make take-it-or-leave-it offers, and coerce us into signing contracts with pages upon pages of complicated terms and conditions. Our city doesn't have the money to hire outside attorneys to help us, so we're left with little option but to sign these contracts which lead to our customers paying higher rates, and we certainly do not make any money."
|14||American Cable Association Statement On Gannett’s $2.2 Billion Purchase Of Belo’s TV Stations|
|13||ACA Says Initial Facilities-Based LD Providers Root Of Call Completion Problems|
|12||American Cable Association Applauds BendBroadband CEO Amy Tykeson|
|31||ACA: FCC Must Not Impose Reliability Rules On Providers Not Directly Serving PSAPs|
|22||ACA Disappointed FCC Increases Investment In Flawed CAF I Program|
|16||ACA To FCC: Focus Efforts To Improve 911 Reliability On The Failures Identified In The Derecho Report|
|16||ACA Commends FCC On CAF II Challenge Rules|
|15||ACA: FCC Can Address Rural Call Completion Issues Without Burdening Local Service Providers|
|3||FCC Ex Parte Letter re the 2010 Quad Review of Broadcast Ownership Rules and Amending the Retransmission Consent Rules|
|28||FCC Reply Comments re Improving 9-1-1 Reliability|
|21||FCC Ex Parte re CAF Phase II Cost Model with Wireline Competition Bureau|
In order to protect the interests of independent cable operators, it is essential that members of Congress understand and respect the important role that ACA's more than 900 small and medium sized companies play in delivering communications services to more than 7 million households across the United States.
|28||The Independent Show|
|1||ACA's 21st Annual Washington Summit|
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