PITTSBURGH, March 27, 2014 - American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding TVFreedom's baseless attack on ACA and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC):
"By lashing out at the independent cable community, the National Association of Broadcasters and its TVFreedom proxy are engaged in a desperate and pathetic effort to deflect attention away from the fact that TV stations have been caught red-handed by the Federal Communications Commission in colluding in the negotiation of retransmission consent in an effort to gouge small cable operators in dozens of markets around the country."
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 nearly 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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