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ACA Statement On Disney-Time Warner Cable Announcement

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 2, 2010 - "While ACA is glad customers ultimately didn't lose signals in the Time Warner Cable-Disney matter, reforming the broken retransmission consent process to protect the public from price-gouging broadcasters is far more important than the outcome of a single negotiation. Small and medium-sized cable operators are paying excessive fees for retransmission consent because broadcasters are able to exploit federal regulations to their advantage. Claiming the system works because a deal got done or because no one complained is akin to a con artist saying extortion works because no one called the police."

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Based in Pittsburgh, the American Cable Association is a trade organization representing nearly 900 smaller and medium-sized, independent cable companies who provide broadband services for more than 7.6 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 http://www.americancable.org/




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