June 26, 2023

ACA Connects Statement on White House Release of BEAD Program Funding Allocations

PITTSBURGH, June 26, 2023 – ACA Connects President and CEO Grant Spellmeyer issued the following statement:

“With today’s funding allocations, the Biden Administration has taken another major step in bringing high-performance broadband to all Americans. The ball is now in the States, and ACA Connects Members – who already offer wireline broadband service to millions of households, including in rural communities – are eager to work with them to fulfill the promise of the BEAD program.  Likewise, ACA Connects has worked actively with States for nearly a year to help them determine how to maximize use of these funds, and we look forward to continuing these efforts in the critical months ahead.”

About ACA Connects: America’s Communications Association – Based in Pittsburgh, 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. 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.