ACA Connects (ACAC), the trade organization that represents more than 700 smaller and medium-sized independent communications services suppliers, has named communications attorney Mike Jacobs as a vice president of regulatory affairs. Jacobs will be the second person on the ACAC staff with that title; both he and fellow Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Brian Hurley will report to Ross Lieberman, ACA Connects senior vice president of government affairs.
The attorney joins ACAC from the ITTA, where he was vice president of regulatory affairs. Prior to joining ITTA in 2016, Jacobs was an FCC attorney for 12 years, concluding as Legal Advisor to the Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau.
“I’m thrilled that Mike Jacobs has joined ACA Connects to help our members navigate the complicated legal and regulatory landscape that challenges independent video and broadband providers on a daily basis. I have no doubt that Mike, with his background as an experienced legal advocate, will make lasting contributions to our progress in the months and years ahead,” commented ACA Connects President and CEO Matthew M. Polka.