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American Cable Association Salutes ACA Members Named to the 2012 Class of Cable TV Pioneers

PITTSBURGH, April 13, 2012 - ACA President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement commending ACA Members Edward T. Holleran, Jr., of Atlantic Broadband and James A. Penney of Wave Broadband on their induction into the 2012 Class of Cable Television Pioneers:

"Tested innovators like Ed Holleran and Jim Penney exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit of the independent cable operator, and all of us at ACA are delighted that these two honorable and dedicated ACA Members will enter the Class of 2012 of the Cable Television Pioneers.  I'm confident that the cable industry's future is secure so long as it continues to recognize the lasting contributions of trailblazers like Ed and Jim.

"I would also like to commend the Cable Television Pioneers on the selection of three other highly deserving people for induction into the Class of 2012: ACA Associate Member Kenneth S. Wood of CommScope; Lisa W. Schoenthaler of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association; and Alan M. Tschirner of Tschirner Consulting. I have worked closely with Ken, Lisa and Alan on a range of important issues over the years and their knowledge and professionalism always helped advance the cause of cable companies committed to serving the communications needs of hometown America."

Founded in 1966, the Cable Television Pioneers is an independent organization of individuals recognized and honored for their contributions to the cable television industry. To be chosen, Pioneers must serve 20 years in the cable industry and must make significant and meaningful contributions to the industry.

The 2012 Class will be officially inducted May 20 during the 46th annual Cable Television Pioneers  Banquet, a black tie gala at the Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston, Mass.

About the American Cable Association: Based in Pittsburgh, the American Cable Association is a trade organization representing about 850 smaller and medium-sized, independent cable companies who provide broadband services for more than 7.4 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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