MCTV believes very strongly in speaking up for our customers. That means being part of both our industry and the political/regulatory process. It is very important because, in political terms, you are either part of the process or a victim of it. Being part of the process is no guarantee that you will win, but if you don’t participate you will surely lose.
One way to speak up for our customers is to make sure you are well informed. Toward that end, we encourage you to visit TV On My Side, TV On My Side is a place where you can educate yourself about the forces at work in the TV industry, especially issues dealing with program networks and rising costs.
MCTV is active at both the federal and state levels. ACA Connects represents about 900 cable TV companies in all 50 states on issues in Congress and the Federal Communications Commission. ACA Connects deals with sweeping and complex issues in all areas of telecommunications: TV broadcasting, cyber security, Network Neutrality, program access, media consolidation, rural broadband development and many more. For more about ACA Connects, visit www.acaconnects.org.
MCTV executives also serve on the Board of the Ohio Cable Telecommunications Association (OCTA), which represents the cable TV industry at the Ohio General Assembly and the Public Utilities Commission. Like ACA Connects, OCTA deals with a wide variety of issues like telephone deregulation, pole contact matters, sales taxes and more within the state of Ohio. Learn more at www.OCTA.org.