Save the Date! SBCA's Networking Breakfast Returns to Las Vegas
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our annual networking breakfast on Thursday January 6th 2022 from 8-10:30 a.m.

“After a one year hiatus due to the pandemic we are looking forward to welcoming our members and guests to this fun event," said Steve Hill, president of SBCA. He goes on to say, “with many of our member companies coming to Las Vegas for CES, this is the perfect time to enjoy some fellowship."

Registration details will be available in coming weeks.
SBCA Foundation Provides Support for Those Impacted by Hurricane Ida
Hurricane Ida impacted many communities in Southern Louisiana. Due to the nature of the storm there are both short term and long term needs for these communities. The SBCA Foundation is committed to helping those individuals and institutions which were impacted by the storm.

Recently, SBCA donated funds which provided meals to 1,500 community residents and relief workers. In addition, we made a donation to the Bayou Foundation which is helping provide daily resources such as clean water, ice and other necessities. In the coming weeks, once the rebuilding phase commences, the SBCA Foundation will be working with the local community to provide funding to replace needed school, or other, equipment that were damaged in the storm. Since its inception, the SBCA Foundation has donated more than $135,000 to rural communities who have been impacted by natural disaster.
Survey Finds Satellite Internet Essential for Tele-health Services, Work-from-Home Applications and General Communications During Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, today revealed results from its 2021 consumer connectivity survey showing the role satellite-based connectivity has played in keeping Americans connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey findings, which leveraged Qualtrics data from over 1,000 household internet users living and working across the U.S.
Study Shows Rural Broadband Tied to Population Growth
Article via SmartBrief

An analysis of 2020 census data found that rural counties offering widespread broadband access had more population growth than those where it was scarce. Researchers looked at National Telecommunications and Information Administration and Federal Communications Commission reports to make the connection, and note that they can't tell whether broadband encourages growth or vice-versa.