For Immediate Release
Contact: Ted Hearn
PITTSBURGH, December 5, 2019 – ACA Connects President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement applauding House passage of the TRACED Act, which is intended to curb robocalls:
“ACA Connects is pleased that Congress has reached a bipartisan consensus on legislation to protect consumers from unwanted and illegal robocalls. Senators Thune and Markey and Representatives Pallone, Walden, Doyle and Latta deserve immense credit for their leadership in getting us this far, and today’s House passage of the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act means we are one step closer to a major legislative achievement.
“ACA Connects members are eager to bring relief to their customers from the torrent of nuisance calls and scams, and to that end, ACA Connects is pleased that the bill takes into account the unique implementation challenges facing smaller providers. With the bill now headed to the Senate, we look forward to continuing to work with all stakeholders to bring an end to the robocalls scourge.”
About ACA Connects: America’s Communications Association – Based in Pittsburgh, ACA Connects is a trade organization representing more than 700 smaller and medium-sized, independent companies that provide broadband, phone and video services to nearly 8 million customers primarily located in rural and smaller suburban markets across America. Through active participation in the regulatory and legislative process in Washington, D.C., ACA Connects’ 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