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SBCA Announces Partnership with OnForce, the Nationwide Online Services Marketplace, to Promote Excellence among Satellite Technology Service Providers

Washington, D.C. and Boston, March 24, 2009 -- The Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association (SBCA), today announced a strategic partnership with OnForce, the trusted online marketplace and nationwide network of thousands of technology service professionals. As part of the alliance, OnForce’s network of more than 12,000 information technology (IT) and consumer electronics (CE) service technicians (OnForce Pros) will be invited to complete the SBCA’s industry-leading certification program, thus promoting the highest standard for the installation of satellite products and services. OnForce Pros will also be encouraged to join the SBCA and take advantage of their numerous member benefit programs including educational discounts, monthly newsletters, legislative updates, and group insurance programs.  

SBCA member companies will be encouraged to join the OnForce professional network and take advantage of their wide array of service work opportunities. Additionally, consumers and organizations will have an easier time accessing their trusted OnForce professionals for satellite technology-focused contracts.  

“We are pleased to be partnering with the SBCA, the standard of excellence in satellite technology to continue to provide our valued solution providers with the highest skilled service professionals in the industry, especially when it comes to satellite technology,” said Peter Cannone, CEO of OnForce. “With the digital TV transition and lower prices for flat-panel TVs, we are witnessing significant demand for onsite installation services in the satellite technology sector and OnForce, as always, is poised to help meet reception and high-definition programming needs.”

“The SBCA prides itself on providing excellence in the delivery of satellite technology and our National Standards and Testing Program Certification, backed by DIRECTV and DISH Network, provides an industry-endorsed benchmark of knowledge for the installation of satellite products and services,” said Steve Hill, Deputy Executive Director, SBCA. “The SBCA certification means that the service professional have undergone stringent performance tests and we know that given OnForce’s reputation for quality, this partnership is a natural fit.”  

OnForce is committed to providing its service professionals and buyers with leading IT skills and expertise. OnForce service professionals are certified in more than 140 different programs, including CompTIA A+ and CEDIA Certified Professional Installer. 

About OnForce
OnForce is service made simple. Our marketplace provides access to national network of over 12,000 local service providers connecting service demand with local supply through a powerful online marketplace — easily, efficiently and profitably. Our marketplace has sophisticated tools that enable service provider to find, match, deploy, and pay the right technician for the right job, on demand. OnForce marketplace also offers a new model for managing all your service events while containing costs or growing your offerings. Nearing one million completed service orders, OnForce is a proven leader in helping service buyers increase profits, gain a competitive advantage and contain service costs. The OnForce network is made up 5,000+ IT and CE service buyers and more than 12,000 service technicians who work in a number of technology categories, including computers, printers, networking, VoIP, point of sale and consumer electronics. For more information, visit

About the SBCA
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

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