May 28, 2024

ACA Connects Statement in Support of Resolution to Overturn FCC’s Internet Takeover

May 28, 2024—ACA Connects President and CEO Grant Spellmeyer released the following statement in support of Representative Bob Latta’s (R-OH) Congressional Resolution disapproving of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) order to classify broadband internet service as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act.

“The FCC’s internet takeover is unwarranted, and it is creating an unpredictable and untenable environment for small and independent providers trying to make needed investments to close the digital divide,” said Spellmeyer. “ACA Connects fully supports Congressman Bob Latta’s resolution. We thank him for his critical leadership as the chair of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.”

About ACA Connects: America’s Communications Association –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 31.9 million households, 7.3 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.