For Immediate Release
Contact: Ted Hearn
PITTSBURGH, July 23, 2018 – American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding introduction of the “Next Generation Television Marketplace Act” by House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.):
“ACA applauds Rep. Scalise for introducing legislation designed to overhaul archaic media laws and policies. The Scalise bill, to its credit, will prompt lawmakers and stakeholders to begin important conversations that should result in legislation next year that will truly serve the public interest.
“ACA looks forward to working with Rep. Scalise and others as this bill and other legislation advance. Nothing short of sweeping action is necessary in today’s marketplace where outdated regulations permit the large corporate broadcasters to take advantage of small cable operators and their customers. ACA is pleased Rep. Scalise is committed to ensuring that communications policies will spur investment, innovation, and consumer choice.”
About the American Cable Association: Based in Pittsburgh, the American Cable Association is a trade organization representing about 800 smaller and medium-sized, independent companies that provide broadband, phone and video services to nearly 8 million customers 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: https://www.americancable.org/