Matt Polka

Matthew M. Polka is President and CEO of ACA Connects – America’s Communications Association (ACAC).

Matt is responsible for the daily operations and affairs of the organization, an 800-member non-profit advocacy association dedicated to serving the interests of smaller, independent broadband, phone, and video businesses that serve more than 10 million broadband customers nationwide.  ACA Connects represents its members’ concerns before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and other agencies in Washington, D.C.  Matt joined ACAC as its first president on May 1, 1997.  He is in Washington frequently meeting with Members of Congress and the FCC as well as testifying on ACAC’s members’ behalf.

Prior to joining ACAC, Matt was VP/General Counsel for Star Cable Associates from 1990‑97, managing the legal and regulatory functions for the company’s smaller cable systems in seven states, and practiced law from 1986‑90 representing independent cable businesses in corporate transactions and programming negotiations.

This is Matt’s third year judging the Canadian Communication Systems Alliance’s awards.