June 29, 2023

Introducing ‘Capitol Connection’: A Groundbreaking Video Interview Series with National Leaders, Hosted by ACA Connects President and CEO Grant Spellmeyer

PITTSBURGH, June 29, 2023 – ACA Connects is pleased to announce the launch of its highly anticipated video interview series, Capitol Connection. This innovative approach aims to foster meaningful conversations with influential policymakers and other prominent individuals, providing a unique platform for them to share their insights and perspectives on pressing communications issues facing U.S. sector participants.

Hosted by ACA Connects President and CEO Grant Spellmeyer, the Capitol Connection series will deliver exclusive interviews with various individuals involved in communications policy in Washington, D.C. The series will be available free online via the ACA Connects website to anyone with an Internet connection.

With a mission to facilitate informed discussions and promote a deeper understanding of legislative decision making in the area of communications law and policy, the Capitol Connection series promises to be a valuable resource for anyone interested in the political landscape. Capitol Connection will feature a diverse range of lawmakers and policymakers from both sides of the aisle, enabling viewers to gain valuable insights into the thoughts, policies, and vision of influential leaders.

“I am thrilled to launch the Capitol Connection video interview series,” Spellmeyer said. “It is vital for ACA Connects Members and for that matter any interested third party to have a better understanding of the legislative process and how laws like the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program are passed and implemented. With Capitol Connection, my goal is to share the voices in Washington, D.C., directly with the viewers, fostering a more informed and engaged society.”

The inaugural edition of Capitol Connection is a discussion between Spellmeyer, a highly respected industry leader and advocate for robust communication networks, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Chairwoman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees the Federal Communications Commission, cable TV operators, broadcasters, and Internet Service Providers. Rep. McMorris Rodgers represents Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District. She is the first woman to chair the prestigious Energy and Commerce panel since it was established in 1795.

For more information about the Capitol Connection series and to stay updated on the latest interviews, please visit https://acaconnects.org/capitol-connection/.

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.