Member Benefits

Your Partner in the Satellite Industry

The SBCA provides a strong voice to support member businesses in dealing with local zoning and ordinances, homeowner’s associations, and landlords that discriminate against the lawful installation of home satellite antennas.

The public and lawmakers alike have a limited understanding of consumers’ right to home satellite services; strengthening our education efforts with legislators, regulators and local governments are vital to the protection and growth of the satellite industry. As local satellite professionals, we need you to be the industry’s eyes and ears on the ground as you often are the first ones to hear about an issue before it rises to a critical level. Local businesses are important stakeholders in the legislative process as they are made up of voters who are a significant source of jobs and tax revenues.

The satellite industry is a major presence in the pay television market. We can no longer run under the radar. We are being targeted by our competitors and being viewed as a source of tax revenue by state governments. We need your help to take the offensive to advocate our position to sustain satellite industry growth.

Your Resource in the Satellite Industry

SBCA membership gives you access to the many benefits designed to save you money, improve your operations and keep you informed. As a member you will have access to the SBCA Business Resource Center which is designed to provide you with information to assist in developing internal programs including OSHA Requirements, Making Safety a Priority, Hiring, Management, Recommended Programs along with Training Resources and more. We are constantly developing new programs to empower our membership.

Joining the SBCA will help you grow your business with a host of valuable benefits including:

  • Receive SBCA e-newsletter and industry updates 
  • Access to retailer & technician resources website
  • Access to licensing database and members only portion of website
  • Discounts on select online testing courses
  • Savings on health, personal, and supplemental insurance for individuals and their dependents
  • Select distributor discounts
  • and more

Public Policy and Outreach

With our united industry voice, the SBCA is an effective tool for educating state and local policy makers, governmental agencies and homeowners associations. 

  • We fight unfair satellite taxes 
  • We promote fair licensing legislation 
  • We provide OTARD education and awareness 
  • We help fight unlawful satellite access restrictions 

Join SBCA and Help Make a Difference! 

The Issue 

The cable lobby has a powerful presence in every state and spends millions of dollars each year to establish their claim that franchise fees are essentially taxes. They then use this as a basis to promote legislative proposals to harm their satellite industry competitors. Without our opposing voice, lawmakers will often act on this erroneous information to create unfair satellite taxes, zoning regulations and licensing requirements. We cannot abandon the field to cable. We need to engage in order to protect our industry. 

As part of their franchise agreements, cable companies are frequently exempt from the same licensing requirements that impact the satellite industry. We must fight for a licensing regime favorable to our industry. 

The public and lawmakers alike have a limited understanding of the consumer’s ability to access home satellite services as protected by the FCC; strengthening our education efforts with legislators, regulators and local governments are vital to the protection and growth of the satellite industry. 

The Solution - Legislators want to hear from voters! 

As local satellite professionals, we need you to be the industry’s eyes and ears on the ground as you are often the first to hear about an issue before it rises to a critical level. Local businesses are important stakeholders in the legislative process as they are made up of voters who are a significant source of jobs and tax revenues. 

The satellite industry is a major presence in the pay television market. We need you, help advocate our position in order to sustain satellite industry growth.