Speakers Include Fox Business Senior Correspondent Charles Gasparino, Communications Expert Dr. Frank Luntz and CEO Leaders
For Immediate Release
Contact: Ted Hearn
PITTSBURGH, March 14, 2019 – The American Cable Association will welcome its members to its Washington D.C., 26th Annual Summit with a wide-ranging program that includes leaders from the U.S. Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, the Department of Justice, and media and industry executives, as well as events about current strategies for financial investments and communications in a digital environment.
Among those policymakers scheduled are House Republican Whip Steve Scalise, who will speak via video, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly. In addition, Makan Delrahim, the Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division, will address this year’s attendees.
Appearing for the first time at an ACA Summit is Charles Gasparino of Fox Business Network, who will focus on the financial impact of today’s broadband investments.
In addition, renowned communications guru Dr. Frank Luntz will address the attendees on communicating new products and services.
ACA’s agenda includes an expert panel of industry executives who will address the challenges and opportunities with expanded broadband networks.
Tina Pidgeon, GCI’s Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, will moderate the discussion with the following individuals:
· Patricia Jo Boyers, President, Boycom Communications
· Maria Brennan, President & CEO, WICT
· Katherine Gessner, Vice President, Strategic Planning & Policy, MCTV
· Italia Commisso Weinand, Executive Vice President, Programming & HR, Mediacom Communications
“Clearly, we have seen technology investment transform markets where ACA members expand their broadband services,” ACA President and CEO Matthew M. Polka said. “Our program offers valuable reports to our members across the board – operations, investment, policy, technology and, of course, how to best communicate these new offerings to our customers and our communities,” he added.
The ACA Summit will be held March 19-21, 2019, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The ACA Summit is a special event where small and mid-sized broadband, phone and video operators serving hometown America connect with the leading lawmakers and regulators as well as media representatives on the communications policy beat in Washington, D.C.
The ACA Summit website includes event details and secure online registration. Please visit the ACA Summit 2019 website by clicking here: ACA Summit. This year’s Summit is ACA’s 26th annual “fly-in” to
Washington with its members and will use the hashtag #Summit26 for all social media about the event.
ACA’s more than 750 independent operators play a unique role in providing best-in-class communications services to millions of consumers, many living and working in rural areas of the country. Created in the early 1990s, the ACA Summit gives independent communications providers a vehicle for framing the diverse and complex issues in their own words during dozens of meetings on Capitol Hill and with regulators at the FCC.
About the American Cable Association: Based in Pittsburgh, the American Cable Association is a trade organization representing nearly 750 smaller and medium-sized, independent broadband, phone and cable companies who provide services for nearly 7 million subscribers primarily located in rural and smaller suburban markets across America. Through active participation in the regulatory and legislative process in Washington, D.C., ACA’s members work together to advance the interests of their customers and ensure the future competitiveness and viability of their business. For more information, visit https://acaconnects.org/