"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."
|7||FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly To Speak At ACA #Summit24|
|26||ACA Applauds FCC Approval Of N.Y. State’s Waiver Petition To Gain CAF Support|
|26||ACA, Independent Cable Programmers Tell FCC To Address Channel Bundling First|
|25||ACA Opposes TV Stations Effort To Relax FCC Ownership Rules|
|24||ACA Congratulates Ajit Pai on Being Named Chairman of The Federal Communications Commission|
|18||Rep. Kurt Schrader To Address ACA Summit|
|11||ACA Applauds House Passage Of Small Business Enhanced Transparency Exemption Bill|
|5||ACA Asks FCC To Modify Or Eliminate Series Of Telecom Regs Burdensome To Smaller Providers|
|13||FCC Ex Parte Letter re Broadcasters' Petition Seeking to Authorize Permissive Use of ATSC 3.0|
|8||FCC Ex Parte Letter re Broadcasters' Petition Seeking to Authorize Permissive Use of ATSC 3.0|
|6||FCC Ex Parte re CAF II Competitive Bidding Process w/ 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||ACA's 24th Annual Summit|
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