Volume 9 | February 2019
Member Benefit Alert´╗┐
Recap: SBCA's Annual Leadership Luncheon
On January 9, SBCA hosted a networking brunch from 9:00-11am. Attendees included senior executives from DISH Network, AT&T, ViaSat and Hughes along with SBCA board members, retailers and distributors. Unlike previous events the networking brunch was a casual affair that allowed those in attendance to chat with their peers and share ideas and experiences. Plans are already underway to host next year's event, which will take place an hour earlier so people will be able to attend the Consumer Electronics Show and its many meetings.
Member Benefit! Give Back to Your Community with SatelliteCARES
The program provides consumer satellite industry members with a channel to give back to communities when disaster strikes!

Satellite CARES disaster resource requests are received, validated, and coordinated through ITDRC's National Disaster Relief Coordination Center (NDRCC), and assigned to a partner member in the local region.
White House Released Update on Rural Broadband Initiative
The White House has released the  American Broadband Initiative Milestones Report , which it bills as key points on a "roadmap" for increasing rural broadband access and goosing private sector investment in broadband infrastructure, with a focus on leveraging government assets and access to government lands and properties to help with building out that infrastructure.