PITTSBURGH, April 30, 2020 — ACA Connects President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s announcement extending the “Keep Americans Connected” pledge until June 30:
“All ACA Connects members have gone above and beyond their normal business practices in past months to keep their customers and communities connected during the COVID-19 emergency, and for many this included taking the FCC’s initial pledge. ACA Connects members, who typically live in the communities they serve and have family and friends as customers, are guided by their hometown American values.
“They have always stuck to this path, and they will continue to do so, which for many includes continuing to abide by the FCC pledge. At the end of the day, all ACA Connects members will be looking out for their customers and communities, consistent with their long-standing practices and values, not only until June 30, but also far beyond.”
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