PITTSBURGH, February 8, 2016 – American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding the recent formation of the Congressional Rural Broadband Caucus:
“The American Cable Association, a leader in the effort to further the deployment of broadband in rural America, applauds the creation of the Congressional Rural Broadband Caucus under the direction of Reps. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Bob Latta (R-OH), Mark Pocan (D-WI), and Peter Welch (D-VT). ACA looks forward to working with Caucus members on the key issues and appreciates that they are focusing on issues that affect areas in rural America, many of which are served by ACA members.
“ACA agrees that access to broadband is essential to driving economic growth and innovation as well as meeting the educational and public safety needs of rural communities. ACA members stand ready to ensure that hometown America receives the very best in 21st Century communications technology.”
About the American Cable Association: Based in Pittsburgh, the American Cable Association is a trade organization representing nearly 750 smaller and medium-sized, independent cable companies who provide broadband services for nearly 7 million cable 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/