Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Ahlstrom Lee Michael

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
RigNet, Inc. [ RNET ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Senior Vice President & CFO
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
No securities are beneficially owned.
Shelly Buchman, as attorney in fact for Ahlstrom Lee M. 08/20/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Reminder: Report on a separate line for each class of securities beneficially owned directly or indirectly.
* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 5 (b)(v).
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Know all by these presents, that the undersigned hereby constitutes
and appoints each of Brad Eastman, Shelly Buchman, Brian Fenske and
Trevor G. Pinkerton or either of them acting singly and with full
power of substitution, the undersigned's true and lawful attorney-in-
fact to:

      1.	execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the
undersigned's capacity as an officer or director or both of RigNet,
Inc. (the "Company"), Forms 3, 4 and 5 (and any amendments thereto)
in accordance with Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), and the rules thereunder;

      2.	do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the
undersigned which may be necessary or desirable to complete and
execute any such Form 3, 4 or 5, complete and execute any amendments
thereto, and timely file such form with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and any securities exchange or
similar authority, including without limitation the filing of a Form
ID or any other documents necessary or appropriate to enable the
undersigned to file the Forms 3, 4 and 5 electronically with the SEC;

      3.	seek or obtain, as the undersigned's representative and on
the undersigned's behalf, information on transactions in the
Company's securities from any third party, including brokers,
employee benefit plan administrators and trustees, and the
undersigned hereby authorizes any such person to release any such
information to each of the undersigned's attorneys-in-fact appointed
by this Limited Power of Attorney and approves and ratifies any such
release of information; and

      4.	take any other action in connection with the foregoing
which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to,
in the best interest of, or legally required by or for, the
undersigned, it being understood that the documents executed by such
attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this
Limited Power of Attorney shall be in such form and shall contain
such information and disclosure as such attorney-in-fact may approve
in such attorney-in-fact's discretion.

            The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact
full power and authority to do and perform any and every act and
thing whatsoever required, necessary or proper to be done in the
exercise of any of the rights and powers herein granted, as fully to
all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if
personally present, with full power of substitution or revocation,
hereby ratifying and confirming all that such attorney-in-fact, or
such attorney-in-fact's substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do
or cause to be done by virtue of this Limited Power of Attorney and
the rights and powers herein granted.

            The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-
in-fact, in serving in such capacity at the request and on the behalf
of the undersigned, are not assuming, nor is the Company assuming,
any of the undersigned's responsibilities to comply with, or any
liability for the failure to comply with, any provision of Section 16
of the Exchange Act.

            This Limited Power of Attorney shall remain in full force
and effect until the undersigned is no longer required to file Forms
3, 4 or 5 with respect to the undersigned's holdings of and
transactions in securities issued by the Company, unless earlier
revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to each of
the foregoing attorneys-in-fact.
      IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Limited
Power of Attorney as of this 20th day of August 2018.

				Signed and acknowledged:

				/s/Lee M. Ahlstrom
				Lee M. Ahlstrom

State of Texas
County of Harris

      Before me, Jerri Dean, on this day personally appeared Brent K.
Whittington, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to
the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the
same for the purposes and consideration therein expressed.

      Given under my hand and seal of office this 20th day of August 2018.

      				/s/ Jerri Dean
(Personalized Seal) 		Notary Public's Signature