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SBCA and PPC Team Up to Offer Certification Classes

Washington, D.C., August 1, 2006 -- The Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association (SBCA) has announced a partnership with PPC to offer the SBCA’s National Standards and Testing Program (NSTP) Certification courses through their training network.

“SBCA is pleased to have PPC as a partner offering the satellite industry’s certification program,” said Steve Hill, SBCA Vice President of Training and Technology. “The NSTP course stresses the importance of using high quality materials and workmanship to ensure customer satisfaction. The partnership with PPC will only enhance our ability to ensure that technicians in the satellite are properly educated. ” Hill said.

“Proper training has a quantifiable impact on the installation of any high integrity network,” says Dave Jackson, PPC VP Engineering. “Therefore, training is an essential component in the PPC Connector Solution. We are eager to continue our legacy of training and expand it more broadly with the SBCA for the benefit of the satellite industry”. In addition to providing unmatched levels of training for their customers, PPC also has an 18-wheeler converted into a mobile training facility which in the past 12 months has touched and informed over 20,000 industry professionals.

For more information on PPC and their products, visit For more information on NSTP courses and SBCA partnership opportunities, contact Steve Hill at 703-963-0350, or

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. Additional information can be found at

PPC is a privately held, global leader in telecommunication network connectivity solutions. PPC has delivered the best connector technology solutions to its customers for over 60 years and has more patents in this category than any other company in the world. PPC is one of the only US based manufacturers of this category of products and is headquartered in Syracuse, NY.