ACA Connects America’s Communications Association

High-impact advocacy and education for independent broadband, video, and communications providers.

Broadband Competition is Thriving Across America

Additional regulation of broadband providers, particularly smaller providers, is unwarranted and would be counterproductive

Introduction of Incoming President and CEO

ACA Connects’ new leader, Grant Spellmeyer, starts June 1, but he’s already hitting the deck running. In this video with ACAC Chairman Patty Boyers and COO John Higginbotham, you’ll hear how Grant sees the opportunities and challenges ahead and why he’s bullish on the future success of ACA Connects. It’s ONWARD and UPWARD for ACA Connects!

Preparing for a Leadership Change

ACA Connects Chairman Patty Boyers says in this chat with ACA Connects EVP and COO John Higginbotham that ACAC’s next leader will tackle a lot of tough issues, but “if we can keep the government out of our business, I believe the sky is the limit for our members.”

Embracing Change

ACA Connects President & CEO Matt Polka tells ACA Connects EVP & COO John Higginbotham that he will be stepping down in July. Polka says change at the top of ACAC is healthy, and it is time now to focus on a smooth and productive transition for the association and its members.


ACA Connects is the collective voice of our Members on federal legislative and regulatory telecommunication matters. Our efforts promote the important work our Members do in their communities to provide vital communication services to their customers.


ACA Connects Members have access to many educational resources throughout the year. Our team frequently hosts informative webinars on a multitude of topics, participates as speakers and panelists at various industry events, and offers guidelines, toolkits and checklists for filing requirements and other telecommunication initiatives.

Closing the Gaps

Through self-funded initiatives as well as participation in government programs, ACA Connects Members are helping to ensure that all households in their communities can enjoy the benefits of broadband, regardless of income.

Just Filed

A Brief Discussion About a Recent Filing

Recent Filings

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Weekly Member Update

For the Week of June 20, 2022

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