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SBCA: Commissioner Adelstein to Keynote 2005 Media LawForum

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 3, 2005 – The Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association (SBCA) today announced that Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein will keynote SBCA’s Media LawForum on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

SBCA’s 2005 Media LawFORUM event will assemble expert panels and discussions with lawmakers, regulators, lobbyists, press, and multi-channel and telecommunications industry executives. The panels will offer a unique perspective and detailed insight into the current regulatory and legislative issues, specifically their impact on telecommunications marketplaces. SBCA’s 2005 Media LawFORUM will also showcase the latest technological advances in the industry through live product demonstrations.
 “SBCA is honored to have Commissioner Adelstein give the keynote at Media LawForum,” said SBCA President Richard DalBello. “This event is an excellent opportunity for major players in the media and satellite services industries to discuss the legislative and regulatory issues facing us today and the impact those issues may have on tomorrow’s marketplace. Commissioner Adelstein is a natural fit to kick-off this key industry event.”

Adelstein was sworn in for a new five-year term at the Commission December 6, 2004. He has served on the five-member commission since December 2002 when he was specially appointed. Adelstein, who is originally from South Dakota, has shown great interest in rural issues facing the FCC and other issues that are of importance to the consumer satellite industry.
Before joining the FCC, Adelstein served in the Senate as a professional staff member to the Senate Special Committee on Aging and as a senior legislative advisor to Senator Tom Daschle for 15 years. Before going into government work, Adelstein was a teaching fellow in the History Department at Harvard University and a teaching assistant in the History Department at Stanford University.
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The Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association is the national trade organization representing all segments of the satellite industry. It is committed to expanding the utilization of satellite technology for the broadcast delivery of video, audio, data, music, voice, interactive, and broadband services. The SBCA is composed of DBS, broadband, satellite radio, and other satellite services providers, content providers, equipment manufacturers, distributors, retailers, encryption vendors, and national and regional distribution companies that make up the satellite services industry. Additional information can be found at