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Nebraska Sen. Fischer: 'Vibrant competition in the video market already exists'

Speaking to a gathering of small cable operators, Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska) discounted the FCC's push to reform rules governing pay-TV set-tops.

ACA 'shocked and appalled' at FCC decision not to reform retrans regs

The American Cable Association lashed out at FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's announcement Thursday that his agency will not change rules governing broadcast retransmission licensing negotiations.

Dish, ACA say net neutrality decision means FCC has power to order interim carriage

Representatives from Dish Network, Mediacom and the ACA met recently with FCC officials to discuss amendments to the commission's rules on retransmission consent. At the meeting, representatives specifically pointed out that the D.C. District Court's recent decision to uphold the Open Internet Order supports the idea that the Administrative Procedure Act's notice requirements should not impede the FCC's authority to order interim carriage.

ACA tells FCC new set-top rules could affect smaller MSOs' ability to borrow from banks

As the debate rages on over FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to "unlock the box" and open up linear TV services on third-party devices, the ACA is now saying that the proposal could potentially hurt smaller MSOs' ability to borrow from banks.

ACA, lawmakers hammer away at set-top proposal burden on small MSOs

Continuing to make the case that the FCC's "Unlock the Box" set-top proposal will do great harm to smaller MSOs, the American Cable Association met with FCC Media Bureau officials this week, while Republican and Democratic lawmakers made statements on the House floor.

ACA to FCC: If you don't want bigger Charter, why force it to overbuild?

The ACA and NTCA have filed petitions for reconsideration to the FCC, second-guessing the agency's decision to require Charter Communications to overbuild its broadband footprint in rural markets as a condition of the Time Warner Cable and Bright House Network takeovers.

Cable industry urges FCC to go slow on ATSC 3.0 rollout

Cable lobbying groups the NCTA and ACA have both petitioned the FCC, asking the agency not to burden cable systems with the new ATSC 3.0 technology standard being adopted by the broadcast industry.

Congress warns FCC that set-top proposal could hurt small cable operators

A bi-partisan group of U.S. Senators has written FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, warning him that his "Unlock the Box" set-top proposal could harm smaller cable operators.

AT&T: FCC set-top proposal is a 'radical unbundling scheme'

In comments filed to the FCC, AT&T said the agency's proposed set-top regulations "bears no relationship" to mandates established by Section 629 of the Communications Act and is essentially a "radical unbundling scheme."

Dish and ACA: Nexstar should do 'baseball-style' arbitration on retrans if it wants Media General

Dish Network and the American Cable Association (ACA) filed further comments to the FCC, asking the agency to block Nextstar Broadcasting Group's $4.6 billion takeover of rival Media General.