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ACA Announces 25th Anniversary Summit

Online Registration Now Open For Historic March Event

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 29, 2017 -  Proving it is indeed "Standing the Test of Time," the American Cable Association has announced the theme, dates and website launch for its 25th Annual Summit.

The Summit will be held on March 20-22, 2018, at the Grand Hyatt Washington in D.C., and will feature special celebratory events to commemorate the milestone including an anniversary dinner at the stunning U.S. Institute of Peace and a moonlight monument tour.

The Summit website,, is now live and features secure online registration, a timeline of highlights from ACA's history and a spotlight on ACA's leadership throughout the last 25 years.

ACA President and CEO Matthew M. Polka said, "The 25th Summit's theme pays tribute to the founding members of our organization and reflects ACA's unwavering commitment to serve as the voice of independent cable and broadband in Washington."

During the Summit, hundreds of ACA members will meet with policymakers on Capitol Hill and at the FCC to share their business views on a range of policy issues, including closing the digital divide, media ownership, retransmission consent, and providing regulatory relief to small entities.

In their discussions, ACA members will share how they have transformed traditional cable companies into broadband leaders that foster economic growth by connecting rural and small-town America to advanced communications services including high-speed Internet, telephone and cable television.

"The roots of ACA's advocacy efforts run deep. Since 1993 our organization has grown to more than 750 members in all 50 states, and the 2017 Summit was a record-breaking event with 350 attendees and 165 congressional appointments. We're looking forward to carrying the momentum into our 25th anniversary Summit and beyond," Polka said.

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