The Board of Directors for the American Cable Association (ACA) elected cable veterans Martin Brophy, president and owner of Shen-Heights Television, and Kirby Campbell, vice chairman of Armstrong, to its Executive Committee. Both represent independent cable operators that have been providing telecommunications services to families in rural and smaller communities for more than 50 years.
“My family has been in the cable TV business since 1951. So when I talk about the impact of regulations on consumers, I’m talking about my friends, neighbors and family members. I look forward to working on ACA’s Executive Committee to prompt regulatory reform that will better serve their best interests,” said Brophy, who was inducted into the Cable Pioneers in 1996.
“The current regulatory environment is hostile toward independent companies that have dedicated themselves to providing advanced broadband services. As the voice of independent cable, ACA has its work cut out for it, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve on ACA’s Executive Committee during this critical time,” stated Campbell, whose company was founded in 1946 by Jud Sedwick. Armstrong was named Cable World magazine’s Independent Cable Operator of the Year in 2007.
ACA’s Executive Committee is responsible for overseeing the strategy, finances and policies of the organization. In addition to Brophy and Campbell, ACA’s Executive Committee includes Chairman of the Board Patrick Knorr of Sunflower Broadband; Vice Chairman Steve Friedman of Wave Broadband; Jim Bruder of Harron Communications; and Ex Officio Chair Steve Weed of Wave Broadband.
“ACA could not ask for two more passionate advocates than Martin Brophy and Kirby Campbell. On behalf of the entire membership, I congratulate them on their election to ACA’s Executive Committee,” stated Knorr.
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About the American Cable Association
Based in Pittsburgh, the American Cable Association is a trade organization representing 1,100 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.