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ACA Overview

Small markets and rural areas across the country are receiving video, high-speed broadband, and phone services from nearly 850 small and medium-sized independent operators represented by the American Cable Association (ACA).

ACA's membership comprises cable, phone, and fiber-to-the-home operators and municipalities, who deliver these affordable basic and advanced services, such as high-definition television, next generation Internet access, and digital phone, to nearly 7 million households and businesses, some of whom have no other means of receiving these vital services. Read More

ACA History

In 2008, the American Cable Association proudly celebrated 15 years of representing independent cable operators throughout America. Since 1993, the ACA has represented small- and medium-sized cable operators before the U.S. Congress, Federal Communications Commission and other federal agencies. In the years before ACA was formed, small and often rural community cable providers had little support and stood alone without a unified voice in their legislative, regulatory and business battles. Read More

ACA PAC Information

In order to protect the interests of independent cable operators, it is essential that members of Congress understand and respect the important role that ACA's nearly 850 small and medium sized companies play in delivering communications services to nearly 7 million households across the United States. Read More

ACA Membership

ACA is comprised of nearly 750 small and midsized independent providers serving nearly 7 million consumers in all 50 states. ACA members deliver affordable broadband access and quality television programming from Main Street America to the smallest towns and rural communities throughout the country.

How Do I Become an Operator Member?

The American Cable Association is the only organization exclusively dedicated to providing a voice for independent cable operators on Capitol Hill and at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).


ACA Awards

Independent Operator of the Year

Presented annually by CableFAX Magazine and sponsored by the American Cable Association and the National Cable Television Coop (NCTC), this honor recognizes an ACA/NCTC independent cable operator that has distinguished itself by exemplifying excellence in service, sales, marketing, community service and industry advocacy. 

List of ACA Board of Directors



  • Chairman - Robert Gessner, MCTV
  • Vice Chairwoman - Patricia Jo Boyers, BOYCOM
  • Treasurer - Bryan Cipoletti, Armstrong
  • Secretary - LeaAnn Quist, Great Plains Cable


Board Members

  • Diana Block, Block Communications
  • Leslie Brown, Atlantic Broadband
  • James Bruder, Harron Communications
  • Marie Censoplano, Vyve Broadband
  • John Conrad, Liberty Cablevision
  • Kathy Ford, WOW!

Contact Us

Please use the information below to get in touch with the American Cable Association.

  • American Cable Association
    Seven Parkway Center
    Suite 755
    Pittsburgh, PA 15220-3704
  • phone:412-922-8300
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