PITTSBURGH, January 11, 2021 – ACA Connects President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement announcing ACA Connects’ role as an anchor employer participant in the Federal Communications Bar Association’s new Diversity Pipeline Program:
“ACA Connects is honored to be an anchor employer participant in the FCBA’s new Diversity Pipeline Program, which has the potential to have a big impact on the careers of aspiring lawyers as they look beyond school and search for job opportunities.
“Diversity is a strength, and ACA Connects is committed to diversity in fact, not just in theory.
“It is crucial for industry leaders to ensure the communications sector supports inclusion and diversity and provides for the advancement of those who have been historically disadvantaged.
“Although this is a first step, it is an important one. The approach taken by the Diversity Pipeline Program will help the students involved gain important workplace experience and connections that are certain to prove helpful in the years ahead.”
According to FCBA, the Diversity Pipeline Program is designed to attract, develop, and support diverse law students who are interested in pursuing legal careers in technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) law and policy. It includes an internship program with a legal skills development component that will facilitate access to paid summer 2021 legal internship opportunities for first year law students from historically underrepresented and disadvantaged groups. To learn more, click here.
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