PITTSBURGH, January 19, 2021 – ACA Connects President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s Digital Opportunity Data Collection Order:
“As Congress rightfully required, the FCC today took another step toward collecting more accurate and granular broadband deployment data. These new collection and verification processes, while necessary in many instances, are unfortunately certain to place substantial burdens on smaller broadband providers.
“ACA Connects appreciates the FCC’s consideration of our group’s concerns in its decision and we look forward to working with the FCC as it implements the order and our members comply with its new obligations.”
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