FCC’s Clyburn To Keynote ACA Summit

Veteran telecom regulator Mignon Clyburn championed conditions for the Comcast-NBCU license transfers. She will speak at the American Cable Association’s 18th annual gathering in Washington on April 12.

The American Cable Association today announced that FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn will deliver the keynote address on Tuesday, April 12, at this year’s ACA Summit in Washington.

“ACA is honored to welcome Commissioner Clyburn as our Summit keynote speaker, and our members look forward to hearing her perceptive insights on a range of public policy issues, affecting consumers, particularly those who are served by independent operators or who reside in smaller, rural markets and competitive areas,” ACA President-CEO Matthew M. Polka said.

The ACA Summit is being held April 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill.

ACA has worked closely with Clyburn on many issues in the past two years. Most recently, Clyburn offered stronger conditions on the Comcast-NBCU license transfer to ensure that independent cable operators can secure Comcast-NBCU programming on fair and reasonable terms.

“As a former small businesswoman herself, Commissioner Clyburn understood from the beginning that the Comcast-NBCU transaction would have reduced competition and raised consumer prices without appropriate conditions,” Polka said. “In the end, the FCC embraced a set of robust Clyburn-proposed conditions designed to ensure that the Comcast-NBCU transaction would, in fact, serve the public interest.”

To register and learn more about ACA Summit 2011, visit ACA Summit.org.

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