PITTSBURGH, July 17, 2013 - American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement:
"ACA is pleased that the Federal Communications Commission decided to revisit its recent decision to extend the Connect America Fund Phase I program and modify its reporting obligation for price cap LECs accepting support to require greater transparency and accountability. This is consistent with the position advocated by the independent cable community. ACA believes the FCC's new decision will better ensure that CAF money isn't allocated in areas served by our Members."
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 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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