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American Cable Association Statement On FCC Action To Grant NCTA Petition To Forbear From Section 652

PITTSBURGH,  September 17, 2012 - ACA President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement in connection with the Federal Communications Commission's announcement to streamline transactions involving cable operators and competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs): 

"ACA is pleased with today's 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."

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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