SBCA and ITDRC Aid in West Virginia Recovery Effort

Washington, DC, July 13, 2016

The Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association Foundation’s Satellite CARES program, in cooperation with the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC) aided in disaster recovery throughout West Virginia in the weeks following historic flooding in the state. SBCA member companies provided the funding and equipment for satellite broadband and video services. SBCA with ITDRC set up phone service for Volunteer West Virginia, in addition to providing satellite broadband for Team Rubicon volunteers in Nicholas County and the Clendenin Volunteer Fire Department in Kanawha County.

“We’re grateful for our partnership with SBCA in supporting our efforts across West Virginia,” said Joe Hillis, ITDRC Operations Director. “This partnership provides the essential equipment for Satellite CARES volunteers to install voice, data, and video in areas hit by disaster.” SBCA also recently worked alongside ITDRC in Texas, restoring infrastructure in schools hit by flooding.

The Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association is the only trade association that represents the consumer satellite industry and is based in Washington, D.C. The SBCA Foundation Satellite CARES program was established to utilize the industry’s technology and services to provide support to communities impacted by natural disaster. For further information about the SBCA Foundation, please visit the website: www.sbcafoudnation.org.

For additional information about Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association, or the SBCA Foundation, please contact Steve Hill at 703-963-0350, or visit www.sbca.org.

Don Westerberg

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