Trade Group Pledges Continued Support for Bipartisan Solutions to Key Communications Issues, Especially Closing Digital Divide
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 8, 2020 – ACA Connects President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement on the results of the 2020 elections, led by the election of of Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., as President of the United States and Sen. Kamala D. Harris as Vice President of the United States:
“ACA Connects has had the privilege to work in a bipartisan and productive manner with four presidential administrations in our history, and this weekend’s news projects that a new administration is on the way.
“We congratulate President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris on their victory, and we look forward to working with the President-elect, his Administration and the Congress to ensure broadband connections for all Americans.
“This pandemic has made the powerful case that connectivity is a priority for every family and business. We look forward to working with everyone in this new Administration to build upon the Herculean efforts our Members have made as they continue to serve their customers and communities during the ongoing pandemic. Our Members, who serve rural and hard-to-reach areas across the nation, will be key allies in the effort to complete the task of broadband everywhere. Our Members have and will continue to invest, innovate and deploy broadband to the most remote places in America.
“Private industry and government must work together on broadband policies that focus on getting broadband to unserved areas, serving schools and students, enabling remote health services, and providing affordable services for low-income families. ACA Connects Members will get the job done with the help of Washington to provide help where it is needed most. Our commitment to the President-elect, his Administration, and to Congress is to never stop doing all we can to ensure every American remains connected.
“Finally, while there is change in Washington, there is no change for us at ACA Connects. Despite the elections, nothing changes for us in our commitment to work with all, whether Democrat or Republican, Senate or House, Majority or Minority. It is our privilege and honor to do so, and we look forward to the days and work together for all Americans.”