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ACA President and CEO Matthew M. Polka On Retransmission Consent Reform Draft Legislation Offered by Sen. John Kerry

PITTSBURGH, October, 19, 2010 - "ACA commends Sen. Kerry for demonstrating courage and leadership in crafting draft legislation that would address the needs of consumers when injured by rash and reckless signal-pulling by TV broadcasters, who have been given billions of dollars in free spectrum to serve the public interest. ACA agrees with Sen. Kerry's conclusion that the retransmission consent regime is outdated and broken, and it pledges to work with him and all reform-minded members of Congress interested in developing a solution that alleviates consumer harm inflicted when monopoly broadcasters leverage wholly unjustified regulatory advantages."

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