PITTSBURGH, January 21, 2021 – ACA Connects President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s designation of Jessica Rosenworcel as Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission:
“ACA Connects congratulates Jessica Rosenworcel on this well-deserved promotion to Acting Chairwoman of the FCC, an agency that plays a critical role in ensuring that all Americans have access to robust, reliable, and secure communications services.
“Over the years, ACA Connects has enjoyed working closely with Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel in her tenure as FCC Commissioner on the key issues relevant to independent video and broadband providers, especially on policies designed to close the digital divide in rural America.
“ACA Connects looks forward to continuing our dialogue with Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel and working together on policies that encourage greater adoption of broadband services to ensure that no one is left behind and promote greater investment in expanding the reach of broadband networks to unserved areas.”
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