ACA Connects Applauds President Biden’s Tech and Communications Policy Nominations

October 26, 2021

PITTSBURGH, October 26, 2021 – In response to President Joe Biden’s nomination of Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel as permanent chair, Gigi Sohn as FCC Commissioner, and Alan Davidson as Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the following statement can be attributed to Matthew M. Polka, president and CEO of ACA Connects:

“ACA Connects applauds President Biden’s nominations to senior technology and communications policy positions.

“In Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel, the FCC will have a highly qualified leader with unmatched experience: As a former senior staffer at the FCC, as a senior Senate aide, and with nearly a decade as an FCC Commissioner. Throughout her career, she has championed issues that are so vital to our nation, especially in this moment, from providing support for low-income consumer access to broadband to bridging the ‘homework gap’ to supporting emerging technologies.”Gigi Sohn brings not just a wealth of experience in communications, tech, and media policy, but also a true passion for the issues before the FCC. She has been a trusted public interest advocate, senior FCC staffer, and academician. She has been in the forefront of supporting policies that ensure equitable broadband access for all Americans, a concern that has never been more important.

“Alan Davidson occupies rarified air among Internet and technology policy experts. As an experienced executive leader, he is ideally qualified to build and lead NTIA’s team as the agency tackles critical priorities, such as administering funds for various broadband adoption and deployment programs and setting policy for federal agency use of wireless spectrum.

“We urge the U.S. Senate to confirm these appointees without delay so that they can begin the agencies’ important work to bridge the digital divide and facilitate the development of 21st century communications infrastructure.”

About ACA Connects: America’s Communications Association – Based in Pittsburgh, ACA Connects is a trade organization representing more than 600 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: https://www.acaconnects.org