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Satellite Industry Association Applauds Senate Confirmations of Brendan Carr and Geoffrey Starks as FCC Commissioners

Washington, D.C., October 2, 2023 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today applauded the United States Senate for confirming returning FCC Commissioners Brendan Carr and Geoffrey Starks. In May, U.S. President Joe Biden renominated sitting FCC Commissioners Mr. Carr and Mr. Starks. FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr was initially confirmed in 2018 and Commissioner Geoffrey Starks was first confirmed in early 2019.

“SIA applauds the Senate’s unanimous confirmation of FCC Commissioners Carr and Starks and combined with the recent confirmation of new Commissioner Anna Gomez, we look forward to continuing to work with the entire FCC leadership and the Commission”, said Tom Stroup, president of the Satellite Industry Association. “SIA also commends the FCC for recognizing the expanding and critical importance of commercial satellites while creating a regulatory regime that supports continued industry innovation and American space leadership.”

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; Comtech; 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.; Eutelsat America Corp.; ExoAnalytic Solutions; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; Leonardo; Lynk; Omnispace; OneWeb Technologies; Ovzon; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Skyloom; Telesat; ULA and XTAR, LLC. SIA Affiliate Members include: Digital Locations, Inc.; DLA Piper; EVONA; Genus Group; Hogan Lovells; Integrasys LLC; Keysight Technologies, Inc.; Media Broadcast Satellite; Orange Business; Orbital Research; Peraton; Plexus Corp; SD Government; Sheppard Mullin and Wiley