Montana cable group announces organization's end

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An organization that advocates for the interests of cable operators at the Montana Capitol is disbanding.

The Billings Gazette reported Wednesday that the Montana Cable Telecommunications Association has announced it will cease operations after 60 years of representing the industry.

The association cited programming rate pressure and people leaving cable for streaming platforms as reasons for its end.

Association board president Kristin Bekker says the companies will continue to work together when cable issues come up in the state.

The association was established in 1959.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com