PITTSBURGH, August 21, 2012 – American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement on the passing of Service Electric Cable TV and Communications President John Walson, Jr.:
“All of us in the ACA family are deeply saddened by the passing of John Walson. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and company employees in this difficult time.
“The independent cable community is thriving today because of the loyalty and dedication of trailblazers like the Walson family.
“John inherited from his father, John Sr., one of the first cable businesses in the country and kept the faith that cable technology would evolve into an array of new communications services for consumers.
“John was a gifted business leader who learned the cable industry from the ground up, just like his pioneer father and so many other fine men and women now in charge of running hundreds of family-led cable companies throughout hometown America.”
About the American Cable Association: Based in Pittsburgh, the American Cable Association is a trade organization representing about 850 smaller and medium-sized, independent cable companies who provide broadband services for more than 7.4 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/