PITTSBURGH, December 12, 2013 - American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding the reintroduction of the Next Generation Television Marketplace Act by Reps. Steve Scalise and Cory Gardner:
"ACA commends Reps. Scalise and Gardner for introducing legislation aimed at overhauling communications laws and regulations that are out of touch with current market conditions. This legislation will set the stage for replacing archaic laws and regulations with a fresh set of policies that will truly serve the public interest.
"ACA agrees that sweeping action is necessary in a number of areas to ensure that communications policy will foster investment, innovation, and consumer choice. We look forward to working with the lawmakers to enact refinements next year that would speak to specific concerns of smaller providers serving smaller markets and rural areas."
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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