For Immediate Release
Contact: Ted Hearn
PITTSBURGH, April 12, 2019 — ACA Connects President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement:
“ACA Connects congratulates the Federal Communications Commission on its decision to eliminate outdated rules that require cable operators to maintain copies of their channel lineups in their local offices and to post them in their online public inspection files. In today’s competitive environment, cable operators must make information about their services known to consumers.
“Information about channel lineups is available to consumers from a wide variety of sources, including cable operators’ own websites. Eliminating these requirements is a fine example of ‘clearing the regulatory underbrush,’ which the FCC’s’s Media Modernization proceedings are designed to promote.”
About ACA Connects: America’s Communications Association – Based in Pittsburgh, ACA Connects is a trade organization representing more than 700 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 Connects’ 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.ACAConnects.org