American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement on Oct. 29 regarding Senate confirmation of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler and Commissioner Michael O'Rielly:
"ACA congratulates Chairman Wheeler and Commissioner O'Rielly on their Senate confirmation. We look forward to working with them as well as Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai on addressing the critical communications policy issues facing the country. We also look forward to continuing our constructive relationship with Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, who deserves special praise for keeping the FCC's agenda on track while serving as Acting Chairwoman these past few months."
Wheeler, who took office on Nov. 4, issued a press release announcing staff appointments to the Office of the Chairman and additional senior appointments in the Office of General Counsel, the Office of the Managing Director, and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.
"ACA commends Chairman Wheeler on his senior staff appointments announced today, a very encouraging sign that the agency's new leader plans to advance his agenda with help from a team of tested public policy experts who have the critical skills and experience needed to produce positive outcomes for the American people."