For Immediate Release
Contact: Ted Hearn
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 28, 2019 – ACA Connects President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement on news that Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) will not seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives at the end of his current two-year term:
“I was saddened to learn that Rep. Greg Walden has announced his retirement after his current term expires in 2021. Knowing the Congressman, I am sure he will ‘run through the tape’ and will be pushing a full legislative agenda until his tenure ends.
“The members of ACA Connects have appreciated his leadership on so many of the vital telecommunications issues that affect their companies, and we look forward to continuing that work on major bills, such as STELAR, combating robocalls, finding solutions to the C-Band that will help broadband deployment in rural America, and many other important topics.”
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 business. For more information, visit: https://acaconnects.org