ACA Connects Congratulates ACA Connects Chairman Patricia Jo Boyers on Her Induction into the Cable Hall of Fame Class of 2022
Cable Center to Honor Boyers at NYC Dinner in September
PITTSBURGH, March 30, 2022 – ACA Connects is thrilled to share the news that ACA Connects Chairman Patricia Jo Boyers, a cable industry veteran for three decades and ACAC’s top official since 2019, has been named to join the Cable Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022.
“This is one of the cable industry’s highest honors and it means that anyone interested in knowing the history of cable TV and the evolution of broadband will need to focus on the career accomplishments of Patty Boyers,” ACA Connects President and CEO Matthew M. Polka said. “We at ACA Connects have known for decades all about Patty’s outstanding leadership qualities and dedication to the task. Now, with her entry into the august Cable Hall of Fame, everyone else will know, too.”
As ACA Connects Chairman, Mrs. Boyers also leads the trade association’s six-person Executive Committee.
“Working with Patty Boyers to keep ACA Connects ahead of the curve has been an exciting and rewarding experience. Under Patty’s leadership, ACA Connects continues to map the future in terms of extending world-class broadband to all Americans and helping close the digital divide,” said ACA Connects Vice Chairman and Cable One Chief Operating Officer Mike Bowker. “I salute her on this well-deserved recognition by the Cable Hall of Fame.”
Mrs. Boyers thanked the Cable Center and her industry colleagues for this special honor.
“I am deeply humbled to be honored by the Cable Hall of Fame. I shall accept this award in the spirit of every entrepreneur in our industry — man OR woman — who started earlier, stayed later, and gave above and beyond. As y’all know, there is never a traffic jam along that extra mile! I am grateful and frankly a little shell shocked … almost rendered me speechless…almost!” Mrs. Boyers said.
Mrs. Boyers owns and operates a small, rural cable and broadband company — BOYCOM Vision — with her husband, Steve, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. They began the communications venture about 30 years ago and today serve about 3,000 customers.
Mrs. Boyers, who became ACA Connects Vice Chairman in July, 2014, is also a member of the 2015 Class of Cable TV Pioneers, an organization that began to honor industry leaders starting in 1966. Husband Steve joined the Cable TV Pioneers in 2010.
The 25th annual Cable Hall of Fame dinner is scheduled to be held at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City on September 15, 2022. Since 1998, 147 cable leaders have been inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame.
Joining Mrs. Boyers in the year’s Cable Hall of Fame Class are:
- Kevin Casey – President, Northeast Division of Comcast Cable
- Chris Lammers – COO Emeritus and Senior Executive Advisor, CableLabs
- Tina Perry – President, OWN TV Network & OTT Streaming
- John C. Porter II – CEO, Telenet Group Holding
- The Honorable Michael K. Powell – President & CEO, NCTA; Former FCC Chairman
ACA Connects sincerely congratulates all Hall of Fame honorees and thanks them for their many contributions.
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.