PITTSBURGH, Nov. 14, 2017 – American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding ACA’s comments filed in response to the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on amending rules on the maintenance of paper copies of certain FCC regulations:
“ACA supports FCC proposals to eliminate the requirement that cable operators with more than 1,000 subscribers maintain hard copies of certain portions of the Code of Federal Regulations, a rule that dates all the way back to 1972. In the age of broadband Internet, there is simply no longer any rationale to require operators to print and maintain hundreds of pages when today’s digital world ensures ready electronic access to these FCC rules.
“The requirement to maintain hard copies is outdated, burdensome and environmentally suspect. ACA also supports the proposal to ‘clear out the regulatory underbrush’ by eliminating a Part 76 rule requiring Emergency Alert System (EAS) Participants to maintain a hard copy of the EAS Handbook – a requirement that is already codified in Part 11 of the rules.”
ACA’s full comments can be found here.
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/