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Satellite Industry Association Applauds Nomination of Anna Gomez as FCC Commissioner and Renomination of Commisoners Brendan Carr and Geoffrey Starks

Washington, D.C., May 22, 2023 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today applauded the White House announcement that U.S. President Joe Biden intends to nominate Anna Gomez as a new commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and renominate sitting FCC Commissioners Brendan Carr and Geoffrey Starks.

Ms. Gomez is the leader of the U.S. delegation for this year’s World Radiotelecommunication Conference (WRC-23). She is the former Deputy Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and previously served as Deputy Chief of the International Bureau at the FCC. Commissioner Brendan Carr was initially confirmed in 2018 and Commissioner Geoffrey Starks was first confirmed in early 2019.

“SIA and its members applaud the nomination of Anna Gomez as the new Commissioner of the FCC and the renomination of Commissioners Brendan Carr and Geoffrey Starks,” said Tom Stroup, president of the Satellite Industry Association. “Ms. Gomez is a long-time public servant and brings with her a wealth of policy expertise regarding telecommunications and international satellite spectrum management.

“SIA also applauds Commissioners Carr and Starks on their renominations. We look forward to continuing to work with them and the entire FCC leadership and commend them for recognizing the expanding importance of satellites and the space industry. SIA strongly encourages the U.S. Senate to rapidly confirm each of today’s nominees.”

About The Satellite Industry Association

SIA is a U.S.-based trade association providing representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. For more than two decades, SIA has advocated on behalf of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the satellite business. For more information, visit

SIA Executive Members include: Amazon; The Boeing Company; DIRECTV; EchoStar Corporation; HawkEye 360; Intelsat S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; Ligado Networks; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Northrop Grumman; OneWeb; Planet Labs PBC; SES Americom, Inc.; Spire Global Inc.; and Viasat Inc. SIA Associate Members include: ABS US Corp.; The Aerospace Corporation; Artel, LLC; AST Space Mobile; Astranis Space Technologies Corp.; Aurora Insight; Blue Origin; Comtech; Eutelsat America Corp.; ExoAnalytic Solutions; Hughes; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; Leonardo; Lynk; Omnispace; OneWeb Technologies; Ovzon; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Skyloom; Telesat Canada; ULA and XTAR, LLC. SIA Affiliate Members include: ARA; ATG; DLA Piper; EVONA; Genus Group; Hogan Lovells; Integrasys LLC; Kencast; Keysight Technologies, Inc.; Media Broadcast Satellite; Orange Business Services; Orbital Research; Peraton; Plexus Corp; SD Government; Sheppard Mullin; Skylo Technologies and Wiley