PITTSBURGH, June 29, 2017 – American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump’s intention to nominate Brendan Carr to serve on the Federal Communications Commission:
“ACA believes Brendan Carr is an excellent choice to serve on the FCC, and we support President Trump for making this nomination. Brendan Carr is a highly regarded attorney with a wide-ranging understanding of modern communications law and regulation. His addition will enhance the FCC’s ability to arrive at sound policy conclusions that will serve the public interest, particularly with regard to ensuring that all Americans, wherever they may live, have a robust connection to the Internet.
“ACA looks forward to working not only with Brendan Carr but also with FCC Commissioner-designate Jessica Rosenworcel after both have been confirmed by the Senate. ACA urges the Senate to act on these nominations expeditiously.”
About the American Cable Association: Based in Pittsburgh, the American Cable Association is a trade organization representing nearly 750 smaller and medium-sized, independent cable companies who provide broadband services for nearly 7 million cable subscribers primarily located in rural and smaller suburban markets across America. Through active participation in the regulatory and legislative process in Washington, D.C., ACA’s 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/