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ACA Urges FCC to Limit Regulatory Fee Red Tape for Smallest Operators

The American Cable Association (ACA) today asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reduce small cable operators' reporting and regulatory burdens related to filing of annual regulatory fees. Filing comments today, ACA urged the FCC to employ cost-efficient, time-saving measures to reduce compliance obligations on operators serving fewer than 5,000 subscribers.

Market Abuse Disrupts Television Service in Rural Upstate New York, Draws Attention of Independent Cable and FCC

PITTSBURGH, May 19, 2008 -Citing the story of an independent cable provider in New York State as further evidence of egregious market abuse by certain programmers, the American Cable Association (ACA) today urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to address the broken wholesale marketplace.

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Comments of the ACA Definition of Cable System

Submission Date: 
02/08/2008

ACA attaches its comments submitted June 29, 2007 in the Section 109 Report to Congress Proceeding, docket 2001-1, and requests that the Copyright Office incorporate them into this docket. ACA's Comments directly address questions raised in this Notice of Inquiry.

When analyzing NCTA's petition and reviewing comments in this proceeding, the Copyright Office should consider the following recommendations from ACA's Comments...

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Smaller Cable Operators Focus on More Choices for Consumers in FCC Filing

PITTSBURGH, PA., January 4, 2008 —In a filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today, the American Cable Association (ACA) urged the FCC to adopt news rules that would allow small and medium-sized cable operators the flexibility to provide consumers with more choices and better value. Representing 1,100 cable operators serving more than 8 million consumers, ACA’s comments came as part of the current FCC review of retransmission consent and programming tying arrangements.

Steve Friedman Appointed Vice Chair of the American Cable Association

PITTSBURGH, January 16, 2008 —During its first quarter meeting, the American Cable Association’s (ACA) board of directors appointed Steve Friedman, COO of Wave Broadband of Kirkland, Wash., as vice chair. Friedman is one of ACA’s most veteran board members, serving on ACA’s board several times since the organization’s founding in 1993. Friedman currently serves as ACA’s treasurer and as a member of ACA’s executive committee.

Cable Dual-Carriage Requirements Will Hurt Consumers

PITTSBURGH, February 7, 2008–The American Cable Association (ACA) voiced its support today for six cable programmers that filed suit against the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) “dual-must-carry” rule on the grounds that it is a first amendment violation. ACA, which represents more than 1,100 independent cable operators from around the United States, also urged the FCC to approve an exemption for small and often rural operators with limited cable system capacity and a small subscriber base.

“The ACA supports the efforts of C-SPAN, Discovery Communications and others that are contesting the legality of ‘dual-must-carry’ rules,” said Matthew M. Polka, ACA president and CEO.

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American Cable Association Celebrates Fifteen Years Fighting for Independent Cable

PITTSBURGH, February 8, 2008 – The American Cable Association (ACA) this year will proudly celebrate 15 years of representing independent cable operators throughout America. Since 1993, the ACA has represented small- and medium-sized cable operators before the U.S.Congress, Federal Communications Commission and other federal agencies. In the years before ACA was formed, small and often rural community cable providers had little support and stood alone without a unified voice in their legislative, regulatory and business battles.

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