Across this country, small and rural markets participate in the digital revolution by receiving broadband, video, and phone services from more than 500 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 23 million households. 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 500 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 total, there are about 23 million unique households in communities served by ACA Connects Members across the U.S. This includes more than one-quarter of all households located in rural areas, which the largest cable and telecommunications companies often forgo serving due to the added expense to build infrastructure in these areas.
In 2022, 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 proceedings. Click below to view ACA Connects’ biggest wins for our Members in Washington (and beyond) in 2022.
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!