January 30, 2024

Two Major Challenges to the Digital Discrimination Rules

By Grant Spellmeyer, ACA Connects President & CEO

I wanted to make sure you saw these two items that have ACA Connects’ full support. 

First, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce just asked the 5th U.S. Court of Appeals to invalidate the FCC’s digital discrimination rules. 

Second, Congressman Buddy Carter (R-GA), Congressman Andrew Clyde (R-GA), and 65 House Republicans introduced a joint resolution of disapproval to overturn the rules.  

These are important efforts that are further making the case that the FCC’s attempt to regulate every corner of the internet will undermine the intended goal of equal access to broadband. These rules go far beyond the FCC’s legal authority and will deter investment, innovation, and deployment to close the digital divide. 

We will keep you updated on this news. Rest assured, ACA Connects will continue to defend your proven record of service to your communities and your leadership to close the broadband access gap. 

Thank you, 
Grant 


About ACA Connects: America’s Communications Association – ACA Connects is a trade organization representing more than 500 smaller and medium-sized, independent companies that provide broadband, video, and phone services covering 23 million customers, 6 million of which are located in rural and smaller suburban markets across America. ACA Connects Members operate in every state, providing advanced communications to connect homes, companies, main street, schools, hospitals and more. America’s economic prosperity in smaller communities and rural areas depends on the growth and success of ACA Connects Members, who believe a connected nation is a prosperous nation.