PITTSBURGH, February 26, 2021 – The following statement can be attributed to ACA Connects President and CEO Matthew M. Polka:
“ACA Connects commends Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel and her fellow Commissioners for their unanimous, bipartisan vote on final rules for the Emergency Broadband Benefit program.
“We are pleased that the Commissioners were able to find common ground on rules that will promote swift access to robust broadband services for households that are struggling financially during COVID-19.
“We are particularly encouraged by public statements suggesting that the Order takes steps to promote participation in this program from small and rural wireline providers that are often the only source of robust connectivity in their communities.
“We applaud the Commissioners and their staffs for their hard work to meet the statutory deadline, and we look forward to reviewing the Order upon release.”
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 businesses. For more information, visit: http://www.ACAConnects.org