Volume 13 | September 2019
Member Benefit Alert´╗┐
SBCA President Steve Hill Appointed to Illinois Broadband Advisory Council
The Satellite and Broadcasting Communications Association (SBCA) congratulates its president on his appointment to the Illinois Broadband Advisory Council. Illinois law requires that Gov. Pritzker appoint seven leaders with deep knowledge of the telecommunications industry, particularly in serving rural and urban areas throughout the state.
Member Benefit! Membership Directory
As a member of SBCA, you are entitled to have your company's contact information listed on our website. This directory allows for your company to be exposed to all in the satellite industry and beyond. If you would like to have your company listed or need to update any contact information, please email communications@sbca.org . Make sure you are utilizing all of your SBCA member benefits.
FCC Sends $4.9B to States for Rural Broadband
The Dakotas will benefit the most from the Federal Communications Commission's allocation of almost $5 billion to rural broadband providers in 39 states and tribal lands. Costs for rural broadband are often higher than those for access in urban areas, and the service often ends up being slower and less reliable, factors that the grants are meant to improve.