PITTSBURGH, January 23, 2009 – The American Cable Association (ACA) congratulated Commissioner Michael J. Copps today for his selection as interim Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by President Obama. A two-term commissioner, Copps will temporarily head the FCC until the confirmation a new Chairman. It has been widely reported that President Obama will nominate Julius Genachowski to fill that position.
“Commissioner Copps has been a fair and thoughtful voice on the Commission for years and his appointment is well deserved,” said ACA CEO and President Matthew M. Polka. “His knowledge, experience, and dedication to finding the right answer have made him a valued public servant. ACA and its members look forward to working with him during the coming year and beyond.”
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About the American Cable Association
Based in Pittsburgh, the American Cable Association is a trade organization representing more than 900 smaller and medium-sized, independent cable companies who provide broadband services for more than 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 www.americancable.org.