PITTSBURGH, Sept 14, 2017 – American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding introduction of the ‘Small Entity Regulatory Relief Opportunity Act of 2017 by Rep. Bob Latta (R-Oh.) and Rep. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.):
“The American Cable Association strongly supports Reps. Latta and Schrader in their effort to help cut governmental red tape for small businesses. For too long, government agencies have failed to appreciate that locally based small businesses do not have the same ability as major national corporations with fleets of lawyers to comply with expansive regulatory mandates. The SERRO Act introduced by Reps. Latta and Schrader is welcome bipartisan recognition that a new approach is needed to ensure that small business owners don’t drown in burdensome regulations.
“This bill is very encouraging because it would benefit smaller entities as a result of new streamlined procedures when they seek consideration and resolution of waiver petitions and other forms of regulatory relief. Such an approach is a decided improvement over case-by-case decisionmaking because it is efficient, creates a lot more certainty, and reduces costs.”
About the American Cable Association: Based in Pittsburgh, the American Cable Association is a trade organization representing nearly 750 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 https://acaconnects.org/