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SIA Commends FCC for Recognizing the Need to Facilitate the Integration of Satellite and Terrestrial Networks and the Growing Importance of Space-Based Services

Washington, D.C., March 14, 2024 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today applauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on recognizing the growing importance of the commercial satellite industry and the increasingly vital role space-based services are playing in America and around the globe.

Earlier today, the FCC adopted a Report and Order that would facilitate the integration of satellite and terrestrial networks by proposing a new regulatory framework for Supplemental Coverage from Space. Expanded direct-to-device coverage, especially in remote, unserved, and underserved areas, would increase the availability of emergency communications and connectivity.

“SIA commends the FCC for continuing to recognize the growing importance of satellites and the increasingly vital role the commercial space industry is playing in today’s world,” said Tom Stroup, president of the Satellite Industry Association. “As an increasing number of companies evaluate, develop and launch satellite direct to device services, SIA commends the FCC for addressing the need for the creation of a regulatory framework for supplemental coverage – one that will help facilitate the integration of satellite and terrestrial networks while helping maintain America’s space leadership. SIA and its members look forward to continuing to work with Chairwoman Rosenworcel and the entire Commission leadership as this and other segments of the satellite industry continue to provide critical services to Americans throughout the world.”

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; Comtech; DIRECTV; EchoStar Corporation; Eutelsat Group; HawkEye 360; Intelsat S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; Ligado Networks; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Northrop Grumman; 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.; The Boeing Company; Eutelsat America Corp.; ExoAnalytic Solutions; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; Leonardo; Lynk; Omnispace; Ovzon; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Skyloom; Telesat and ULA SIA Affiliate Members include: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP; AvL Technologies; Digital Locations, Inc.; DLA Piper; EVONA; Genus Group; Globalstar; Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn); Hogan Lovells; Integrasys LLC; Keysight Technologies, Inc.; Media Broadcast Satellite; Orange Business; Orbital Research; Peraton; Plexus Corp; SD Government; Sheppard Mullin and Wiley and XTAR, LLC.

Media and PR Contact: Dean Hirasawa
Satellite Industry Association
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