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ACA Presents Top Awards At 10th Independent Show

Thanking Those Who 'Do So Much' For ACA And Its Members

BOSTON, July 22, 2015 -  The American Cable Association presented ACA Members and partners with top awards in recognition of their unwavering support for the trade association and the mission to supply hometown America with superior voice, video and broadband Internet services to help foster economic growth and development benefiting all Americans.

"ACA is pleased to honor these dedicated executives and companies because they do so much for our members and the organization on a consistent basis," ACA President and CEO Matthew M. Polka said. "With the kind of support we have received from these outstanding people and firms, ACA and its membership will always go far."

ACA's top honors were presented to the following:

Lyn Simpson Grassroots Spirit Award: John Higginbotham, Assistant General Manager for Cable/Telecommunications, Frankfort Plant Board. This goes to a company or individual embodying the passion and commitment that Lyn brought to the small operator community in her role as an ACA founding member in the early 1990s. The award underscores the value of commitment, dedication, and sacrifice to the independent cable business.

PAC Individual Award:  Julie Laulis, President and Chief Operating Officer Cable ONE. The PAC Individual Award recognizes enthusiasm, dedication and support for the ACA PAC and for creating a culture of knowledge within the company regarding the ACA PAC's important role and purpose.

PAC Leadership Award: MCTV. This award recognizes MCTV for greatly increasing PAC contribution totals and significantly increasing the number of ACA PAC donors in the past year.

ACA Partnership Award: Adara Technologies. This award is for partnership, commitment and support for ACA and independent cable businesses everywhere.

The award presentations were made before hundreds of ACA Members in attendance at the Independent Show, an annual forum held to address key public policy issues facing independent cable operators. The event is hosted by ACA and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), a Lenexa, Kansas-based group that buys programming and equipment for U.S. cable operators. Please find more show news on Twitter at #TIS15.

About the American Cable Association: Based in Pittsburgh, the American Cable Association is a trade organization representing nearly 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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