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ACA Public Issue – September 27, 2012 

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ACA Applauds FCC Action To Streamline Cable-CLEC Mergers

 
American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka, in a statement, praised the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to streamline transactions involving cable operators and competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) under section 652 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

"ACA is pleased with the FCC decision sought by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association because Section 652 acted to inhibit transactions between cable operators and CLECs - transactions which have the potential to bring substantial benefits to consumers and further the public interest, including in smaller markets served by smaller providers,” Polka said.

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Across this vast country, small and rural markets participate in the digital revolution by receiving video, broadband, and phone services from nearly 850 small and medium-sized independent operators represented by the American Cable Association (ACA).

ACA’s members -- cable, phone, and fiber-to-the-home operators and municipalities -- deliver affordable basic and advanced services to about 7.4 million households and businesses. ACA members operate in every state, offering high-definition television, next generation Internet access, and digital phone service.

Access to advanced communications is not a luxury but a critical necessity for consumers and companies, schools and hospitals. America’s economic prosperity in smaller markets and rural areas depends on the growth and success of ACA members, who believe a connected nation, is a united nation.

The ACA asks lawmakers and regulators to ensure fair treatment so that small and medium-sized independent operators may continue to supply affordable video, broadband, and phone services to Main Street America. Through active participation in the policymaking process, ACA members and leaders advocate for the interests of their customers, their companies, and their communities to help ensure the continued viability of their way of life in hometown America.

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