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ACA 25th ANNIVERSARY
WHAT'S ONE OF YOUR FUNNIEST MEMORIES AT ACA?
Matthew Polka, ACA president/CEO: " We had a board member testifying
before then Rep. Ed Markey's House Communications Subcommittee
on video and retransmission consent matters. Of course, Rep. Markey
makes it clear in his opening statement how cable operators are the
worst, and yadda yadda yadda. I see our guy getting a little agitated while
listening to this. His testimony goes fine, but then we get to the Q&A and
Rep. Markey asks him a question, essentially saying that he and all other
cable operators are the root of all evil. I am sitting behind our guy in the
hearing room, having no idea what would come next, when I hear in a
very clear and direct tone, 'Thank you Chairman Markey for that question.
You know, I have been reading a lot of what you have said about the cable
industry for a long time now, and I can't tell you how long I have been
waiting to have the chance to tell you how much you don't know!' The
first thing I thought of in the ensuing silence was, 'Guess it's about time
to start looking for work!' All of a sudden you could hear nothing but the
loudest laughter coming from Chairman Markey, who though the comment
was hilarious! And then we all started laughing, particularly me after
we dodged that bullet! Sometimes you get lucky. "
WHAT'S A MEMORABLE MOMENT FROM ACA
SUMMIT FOR YOU?
Stacey Leech, senior director of meetings & industry affairs
(employee since 1988): " Senator Ted Stevens joined us as a keynote
speaker one year and attended with Secret Service detail. I remember
thinking that was a pivotal moment for us-we had never had a
speaker of that caliber before. "
WHAT'S YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT AT ACA?
Karen Yochum, senior director of administration & finance (employee
since 1997): " Probably sitting at our 25th anniversary dinner listening
to all the stories throughout the years and reflecting on how far ACA has
come since it was formed in 1993. "
Press surround Sen Ted Steven (R-AK) following
an appearance at ACA's Summit in 2005.
First ACA treasurer
Tom Seale, ACA's
first chairman
David Kinley and
ACA staffer Stacey
Leech at ACA Summit
in 2002
The 2012 Summit Attendees preparing to go to Capitol Hill.
NCTC and ACA launch the first " Independent Show " together
in Chicago. ACA's PAC surpasses $50,000 in contributions,
with the PAC able to make congressional campaign contributions
of $35,750, the most in ACA PAC history.
2001
2006
ACA's Executive Committee holds the
first official meeting in the brand new
Cable Center structure in Denver.
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ACA scores a victory with the FCC unanimously
adopting rules to allow cable operators to deploy
low-cost HD set-top boxes without expensive
CableCARDs.
2008
2010
Then FCC chairman Kevin Martin announces
his intent to grant digital must-carry relief to
small operators at ACA's 15th Annual Summit.
July 2018
2014
2017
Congress passes STELAR, which addresses
some of ACA's retrans concerns as well
various set-tops regs.
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ACA chair Robert Gessner speaking at the group's
25th anniversary dinner in DC.
The Keystone Barbershop Quartet featuring
Matt Polka, Stan Beck, Lynn Maltinsky and
Pete Kenneday welcome attendees to the
ACA Summit.
The FCC repeals Title II.
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