Volume 27 | February 2021
Member Benefit Alert
Member Benefit! SBCA's Membership Directory
SBCA member benefits provide a variety of services and resources. This month, we feature the membership directory which can be found on SBCA's website. The 200+ company directory consists of SBCA members who are platform and broadband providers, industry partners, distributors, manufacturers, installation providers and retailer partners. This resource is designed to help consumers find retailers and connect members when they need technicians in an area where they do not have coverage. Check out the membership directory to ensure that your company has the connections it needs to assist if necessary.
AT&T Exceeds $3 Billion Spending Commitment for Black-Owned Businesses
AT&T spent $3.1 billion with Black-owned suppliers, surpassing a $3 billion two-year commitment to drive diversity and inclusion across our business and communities where we live and work.
Viasat Appoints Industry Veteran, Leandro Gaunszer, to lead Brazilian Operations
Viasat Inc., a global communications company, today announced the appointment of Leandro Gaunszer as managing director of Viasat Brazil. Based in São Paulo, Gaunszer will lead Viasat's strategic expansion in the country, helping to connect the unserved and underserved populations to high-speed, reliable connectivity services.
A look at Biden's "Plan for Rural America"
Article from SmartBrief

The New Yorker profiles President Joe Biden's stated intent to provide universal broadband service under his "Plan for Rural America," a goal that enjoys broad bipartisan support. House Democrats introduced a provision into the COVID-19 relief package to earmark $7.6 billion to subsidize distance learning costs for students.