Volume 1 | February 2018
Member Benefit Alert
This year's Leadership Panel Luncheon was another success!
On Wednesday January 10, SBCA held its annual leadership lunch in Las Vegas. The event was attended by over 60 individuals from 45 companies throughout the satellite industry. DISH Network's Vice President of Sales Amir Ahmed Sr. and Vice President of Channel Partners for AT&T, Rich Guidotti. Moderated by SBCA President Steve Hill, the panelists shared their ideas and expertise in discussing how retailers can succeed in an ever-changing business. As with previous events, all proceeds of the lunch went to support the SBCA Foundation which helps provide relief to communities impacted by natural disaster.

“The SBCA would like to thank Rich and Amir along with all of those who attended this years lunch. It was our largest crowd ever”, states Mr. Hill. “I would also like to thank all of our sponsors DISH, DIRECTV, Hughes, ViaSat, DOW, DSI, Perfect10, Bear Industries, Vericom, Assurion, Bouchard Insurance, Galaxy One and Mastec who made this event possible and helped us raise over $13,000 for the foundation. We look forward to seeing everyone at next year's event.”
An increase in high-throughput satellite capacity will give more options for airlines that provide in-flight connectivity. ViaSat's second Ka-band satellite will be operational this year, and the SES-17 satellite may come online in 2020.

New Retailer Locator on SBCA Website
SBCA has recently updated the retailer locator on our website. We will now list the satellite services SBCA members sell including whether you sell residential, commercial and or MDU. Preferred retailers will receive a more prominent and larger listing. This will help make it easier for consumers to find your business.