PITTSBURGH, May 14, 2020 – ACA Connects President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding the FCC’s announcement that 774 broadband and telephone providers have taken the ‘Keep Americans Connected’ Pledge and extended that commitment through June 30:
“ACA Connects members have been looking out for their customers and communities long before COVID-19, and all of them will continue to do so long afterward. It’s just the thing that ACA Connects members do. ACA Connects members extending the FCC’s ‘Keep Americans Connected’ Pledge is more proof of this point. In times of trouble, consumers can count on their local small broadband provider.
“ACA Connects, too, has reaffirmed the association’s endorsement of the Pledge through the June 30 extension period.”
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