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SSPI Launches Bridging the Broadband Gap, a Multi-Week Online Exploration of the Space & Satellite Industry’s Potential to Shrink the Digital Divide

(January 23, 2023 – New York City) – Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) today announced the beginning of Bridging the Broadband Gap, a multi-week campaign featuring videos, podcasts, live online conversations and a new issue of SSPI’s digital magazine, The Orbiter. The campaign explores the expanding role of satellite broadband in bringing education, connection, humanitarian relief and business services to the unserved and underserved regions of the world. Bridging the Broadband Gap is underwritten by Hughes.

The campaign begins today with a podcast interview with Hughes VP of North American Sales Randy Anders and Hughes VP of the International Division Vaibhav Magow. SSPI will feature videos on how satellite provides the benefits of connectivity to places never thought possible in SSPI’s Better Satellite World campaign on the same day. New content will be published weekly at www.sspi.org/cpages/bridging-the-broadband-gap.


About Bridging the Broadband Gap
Now more than ever, humans need connection to thrive. Satellite has the potential to massively shrink the digital divide in a generation. Will we succeed?

Satellite has been used to deliver the internet since the 1990s. Today, technology change, new orbits and new delivery models offer the potential for revolutionary progress in connecting the unconnected. The race is on to deliver more bandwidth to levels never seen before – levels that can meet the needs of millions living beyond the network’s edge while providing an adequate return on the significant investment required.

“After many years when satellite broadband was hobbled by high cost and bandwidth constraints, our industry is delivering revolutionary improvements in cost, bandwidth, quality of service and business models,” said executive director Robert Bell. “In Bridging the Broadband Gap, we will look at case studies, impacts on lives and economies and how broadband via satellite may even bring new levels of flexibility and security to the world’s network of networks.”

You can learn more about the Bridging the Broadband Gap campaign on SSPI’s website.


About SSPI
Founded in 1983, Space & Satellite Professionals International (www.sspi.org) is on a mission to make the space and satellite industry one of the world’s best at attracting and engaging the talent that powers innovation. The space and satellite business has never seen a time of greater experimentation and disruption than we see today. Investment is the fuel for transformation, but people are the engine. SSPI helps the industry attract, develop and retain the talented people it needs to keep the engine turning. People who connect through high-profile events and gain recognition from prestigious awards. People who rely on SSPI for a broader understanding of the industry as much as for individual networking and career mentoring. From young people seeking a career path to industry veterans with wisdom to share, SSPI connects them all.

Talent, investment and opportunity flow to industries that make a difference. SSPI is the only organization that also promotes the enormous value of space and satellite through dramatic stories of our technologies and companies making a better world. Those stories overturn misconceptions about the industry that hold it back. They inspire our people and attract new ones to the industry. They help justify investment and give new customers a reason to care about our services and products. Through the stories we tell and the people we serve, SSPI inspires the growth of the $1 trillion space economy of the future.


For More Information
Victoria Krisman
Communications Manager
Space & Satellite Professionals International
vkrisman@sspi.org