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ACA: Video Could Become Losing Proposition

The American Cable Association said the key barrier to broadband deployment remains the high cost of programming and that, without some relief, the video portion of the triple play could become unsustainable for smaller operators.  

The organization originally made that point to the Federal Communications Commission in initial comments on the Sec. 706 deployment report and reiterated that sentiment this week in reply comments.  

In the Sec. 706 report to Congress, the FCC once again concluded that advanced telecommunications was not being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely manner and asked for input on steps it could take ASAP to address that shortfall.

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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.