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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Provides Keynote Address at 21st Annual Satellite Industry Association Leadership Dinner

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today announced that Federal Communications Chairman Ajit Pai delivered a keynote address at SIA’s 21st Annual Satellite Industry Leadership Dinner. Chairman Pai was joined by fellow keynote speaker Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.  The Dinner took place on March 12th at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

Ajit Pai is the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. He was designated Chairman by President Donald J. Trump in January 2017. He had previously served as Commissioner at the FCC, appointed by then-President Barack Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate in May 2012.  For a complete official biography of Chairman Pai, please click HERE.

“We appreciate the leadership Chairman Pai has provided on a number of important issues, including recognizing the role the satellite industry provides in helping to bridge the digital divide and providing uninterrupted service during emergencies,” said Tom Stroup, President of SIA.  “We also applaud the FCC and Chairman’s regulatory support of new and proposed innovative satellite technologies and we look forward to continue working with the Chairman and his team while advocating for new satellite products and services for the benefit all Americans.”  

A copy of the Chairman’s remarks is expected to be posted to the FCC website later today. Click HERE

The SIA Leadership Dinner is held annually during SATELLITE Week in Washington, DC.  For over two decades, SIA has gathered satellite industry executives and government officials in order to recognize the important role the commercial satellite industry plays both domestically and abroad and to honor individuals who have demonstrated long-term leadership and dedication to public service on issues affecting the industry.  The event is open to SIA Guests, Executive and Associate Members.

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 www.sia.org.

SIA Executive Members include: AT&T Services, Inc.; The Boeing Company; EchoStar Corporation; Intelsat S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; Ligado Networks; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Maxar Technologies; Northrop Grumman Corporation; OneWeb; SES Americom, Inc.; Space Exploration Technologies Corp.; Spire Global Inc.; and Viasat, Inc. SIA Associate Members include: ABS US Corp.;  Analytical Graphics, Inc.; Artel, LLC; Blue Origin; DataPath Inc.; Eutelsat America Corp.; Global Eagle Entertainment; Globecomm; Glowlink Communications Technology, Inc.; HawkEye 360; Hughes; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; L3 Technologies; O3b Limited; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Planet; Semper Fortis Solutions.; Telesat Canada; TrustComm, Inc.; Ultisat, Inc.; and XTAR, LLC. SIA Affiliate Members include: The Aerospace Corporation; COMSAT; DRS Technologies, Inc.; Phasor; and Wiley Rein LLP

SIA Media Contact:  Dean Hirasawa
Endeavour Communications
dhirasawa@sia.org 

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