PITTSBURGH, Dec. 8, 2016 – American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding the nomination of Linda McMahon to be Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA):
“ACA represents hundreds of communications companies built and sustained by risk-taking entrepreneurs that operate in some of the most economically challenging areas in terms of build-out cost and return on deployed capital. Costs imposed by burdensome regulation only compound these difficulties, delaying investment necessary to satisfy consumer demand.
“ACA believes that Linda McMahon, a sports industry pioneer with the experience of building a small business from the ground up, is an excellent choice to lead the SBA to help smaller companies resume their role as engines of economic growth and job creation. She’s on record as opposing government mandates that burden smaller companies and understands that government should not needlessly stand in the way of small businesses’ efforts. ACA looks forward to working with SBA Administrator-designate McMahon following her Senate confirmation.”
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/