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ACA Applauds Trump Administration’s Plan To Accelerate Rural Broadband Deployment

PITTSBURGH, January 8, 2018 – American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s plan to accelerate broadband deployment in rural areas of the country:

“ACA applauds the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity, which President Donald J. Trump established earlier this year, for issuing a report and a lengthy series of recommendations on ways to improve the lives of Americans living in rural areas. Almost all of ACA’s 700 broadband provider members operate in rural areas, and they are very aware of the value that e-Connectivity brings to rural residents, businesses, and communities. By focusing on additional measures that the government can take to ensure consumers in rural areas have robust broadband service, President Trump’s Task Force has performed a great service. ACA and its members look forward to working with the Trump Administration as it continues its work to ensure rural communities thrive, especially by having access to high performance broadband service.”

About the American Cable Association: Based in Pittsburgh, the American Cable Association is a trade organization representing nearly 750 smaller and medium-sized, independent cable companies who provide broadband services for nearly 7 million cable subscribers primarily located in rural and smaller suburban markets across America. Through active participation in the regulatory and legislative process in Washington, D.C., ACA’s members work together to advance the interests of their customers and ensure the future competitiveness and viability of their business. For more information, visit


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