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SIA Endorses FCC, Keep Americans Connected Pledge

Washington, D.C., March 17, 2020 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today announced its support and endorsement of the pledge by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to keep Americans connected during the unprecedented COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.  The FCC’s Keep Americans Connected Pledge is designed to mitigate the negative health and economic impacts of the pandemic by helping ensure continued access to internet connectivity services for both residential and small business customers over the next two months.

“SIA is pleased to support Chairman Pai and the FCC’s pledge that is designed to help keep America connected during the coronavirus pandemic,” said Tom Stroup, President of the Satellite Industry Association. “With increasing numbers of American employees and students now working from home or away from the workplace and schools, it is vital that they along with small businesses have continued access to reliable connectivity.”


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; AT&T Services, Inc.; The Boeing Company; EchoStar Corporation; Intelsat S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; Ligado Networks; Lockheed Martin Corporation; ; SES Americom, Inc.; Space Exploration Technologies Corp.; Spire Global Inc.; and Viasat Inc. SIA Associate Members include: ABS US Corp.;  ; Amazon Web Services; Analytical Graphics, Inc.; Artel, LLC; Blue Origin; Eutelsat America Corp.; ExoAnalytic Solutions; Globalstar, Inc.; HawkEye 360; Hughes; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; Leonardo DRS; Lynk; Omnispace; Satellites; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Peraton; Planet; Telesat Canada; and XTAR, LLC. SIA Affiliate Members include: The Aerospace Corporation; AQYR Technologies; COMSAT; Envistacom, LLC; Integrasys LLC, Kaman Precision Products; Kencast; Media Broadcast Satellite; NB+C; Newtec; ; Plexus Corp; Radeus Labs, Inc.; RUAG Space; Sheppard Mullin; Skylo Technologies; and Wiley Rein LLP