Across this country, small and rural markets participate in the digital revolution by receiving broadband, video, and phone services from more than 600 small and medium-sized independent operators represented by ACA Connects – America’s Communications Association.
ACA Connects Members – fiber-to-the-home, cable, and phone operators and municipalities – deliver affordable basic and advanced services to nearly 11 million households and businesses. ACA Connects Members operate in every state, offering next generation Internet access, high-definition television, and digital phone service. Access to advanced communications is not a luxury but a critical necessity for consumers and companies, schools and hospitals. America’s economic prosperity in smaller markets and rural areas depends on the growth and success of ACA Connects Members, who believe a connected nation is a united nation.
ACA Connects asks lawmakers and regulators to ensure fair treatment so that small and medium-sized independent operators may continue to supply affordable broadband, video, and phone services to Main Street America. Through active participation in the policymaking process, ACA Connects Members and leaders advocate for the interests of their customers, their companies, and their communities to help ensure the continued viability of their way of life in hometown America.
ACA Connects’ membership comprises more than 600 fiber-to-the-home, cable, and phone operators and municipalities in all 50 states, delivering affordable basic and advanced services, such as high-definition television, next generation Internet access, and digital phone often to small markets and rural areas.
In 2021, ACA Connects was again very active in advocating for laws, rules, and policies that benefit our Members, and we were successful in achieving our goals in a variety of legislative, regulatory and judicial proceedings. Below are ACA Connects’ biggest wins for our Members in Washington (and beyond) in 2021.
In order to accomplish our goals of advocacy and education, we have pulled together a group of the best and brightest of our industry! From our staff – who’s primary focus everyday is helping to support our members on legislative and regulatory issues, to our board – who’s guidance and direction enable us to keep our association moving forward, to our outside consultants – who provide advice and counsel in their areas of expertise, our ACA Connects team is positioned to provide unsurpassed representation of our Members on Capitol Hill and at the FCC!