Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) will speak at the upcoming American Cable Association annual policy summit (March 28-30) in Washington, D.C., ACA said Wednesday.
"Rep. Schrader has a solid understanding of the issues that ACA members care about the most. ACA members greatly appreciate Rep. Schrader's attendance so they can thank him personally for helping fight unfair set-top box regulations brewing last year at the Federal Communications Commission," ACA president Matt Polka said in a statement.
Schrader joined with other legislators to register their concerns with FCC chairman Tom Wheeler's proposed set-top revamp, which was ultimately pulled due to bipartisan pushback, including in the FCC itself.
Schrader is a small business owner, so has much in common with ACA members, who are small and midsized cable operators/telecoms.
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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.