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American Cable Association Statement On The FCC Nomination Of Michael O’Rielly

PITTSBURGH, August 2, 2013 - American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement on the White House's Federal Communications Commission nomination sent to the U.S. Senate for confirmation:

"ACA applauds President Obama on the nomination of Michael P. O'Rielly to serve on the Federal Communications Commission, and we look forward to working with him at the FCC. Known for his broad knowledge and experience, Mr. O'Rielly has worked with ACA for many years on a score of communications matters -- including video, phone, and broadband - pending before key Congressional Committees.  He is an excellent choice for the job, along with Chairman-designate Tom Wheeler, to bring the FCC once again to a full complement of five voting members.  ACA encourages the Senate to confirm both nominees without delay."

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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