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SIA Applauds Senate Confirmation of FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel

Washington, D.C., December 8, 2021 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today congratulated Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel on being confirmed by the United States Senate to serve another five-year term on the FCC. Earlier this fall, Chairwoman Rosenworcel was nominated as Commissioner and designated by President Biden as the new Chair of the FCC.

“On behalf of the Satellite Industry Association and our members, I wish to extend sincere congratulations to Chairwoman Rosenworcel on today’s confirmation by the U.S. Senate,” said Tom Stroup, president of SIA.  “As a spectrum policy champion, Chairwoman Rosenworcel is an advocate for bridging the digital divide by providing reliable broadband connectivity to all Americans. SIA and its members look forward to continuing to work with her and the entire FCC to extend the availability of satellite high speed connectivity and all space-based services provided by commercial satellites.”

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; OneWeb; Planet; SES Americom, Inc.; Space Exploration Technologies Corp.; Spire Global Inc.; and Viasat Inc. SIA Associate Members include: ABS US Corp.; Amazon Web Services; Artel, LLC; AST & Science; Astranis Space Technologies Corp.; Blue Origin; Eutelsat America Corp.; ExoAnalytic Solutions; Hughes; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; Leonardo DRS; Lynk; Omnispace; OneWeb Technologies; Ovzon; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Peraton; SpaceLink; Telesat Canada; ULA; UltiSat and XTAR, LLC. SIA Affiliate Members include: The Aerospace Corporation; ARA; Aurora Insight; COMSAT; Davis Wright Tremaine; Envistacom, LLC; Genus Group; Hogan Lovells; Integrasys LLC, Kaman Precision Products; Kencast; Keysight Technologies, Inc.; Media Broadcast Satellite; Orange Business Services; Plexus Corp; Sheppard Mullin; Skylo Technologies and Wiley