PITTSBURGH, December 12, 2013 - American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's announcement that the FCC will conduct IP transition trials:
"ACA understands Chairman Wheeler's desire to undertake trials to test the impact of the IP transition, and we applaud his efforts to ensure that trials gather data and information on ways to preserve and advance competition and consumer choice. ACA looks forward to working with the FCC as these trials progress. At the same time, the FCC needs to affirm that its interconnection regime applies to managed VoIP traffic, a key service for the customers of many ACA Members. There is no need to wait on addressing that issue while the trials are under way."
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