VOL. 12, NO. 4
January 26, 2016


 Birch Announces Substantial Q4 2015 Organic Sales Results

 EarthLink Announces New Services and Tools to Accelerate Retailers' Migration to the Cloud

EdgeConneX Announces Findings From Webinar on Improved Internet Performance via Edge Infrastructure Deployments

Equinox Now Offers Customers Direct Access to Additional FMS Tool


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February 19

February 22

February 26

March 7
Reply Comments Due on Refresh of Record on US Telecom Petition for Declaratory Ruling on ILEC Non-Dominance for Switched Access Services
INCOMPAS Policy Summit to Feature Panel Discussions with Key Industry, Government Leaders

The INCOMPAS 2016 Policy Summit - February 10 in Washington, D.C. - is the place where you can connect with communications and technology leaders and key officials from the FCC and Capitol Hill.

Attend the INCOMPAS Policy Summit and take advantage of compelling panel discussions, such as:
  • Streaming Content: The Competition Catalyst - Cable companies are facing a tremendous amount of pressure from streaming websites, such as Netflix and Amazon, as these innovative companies are transforming the traditional television business model. This panel, moderated by Jonathan Askin, a professor at Brooklyn Law School, will feature Allison Abner, supervising producer and writer on Narcos, Netflix Series; Sarah Hudgins, senior manager for U.S. Public Policy at Amazon; William Johnson, senior vice president of Federal Regulatory and Legal Affairs at Verizon; and Corie Wright, director of Global Public Policy at Netflix. They will discuss the future of content, with a focus on the aspects of delivery, creation, financing, and production. They also will evaluate how an evolving television model will impact the marketplace, including the investment in, and production value of content,as well as consumers' roles in the demand for specific content. 
  • The Stories Behind the Drafting of the 1996 Telecommunications Act - This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the 1996 Telecom Act, which ushered in unprecedented economic growth and innovation. During this panel, you'll hear from key staffers involved in the drafting of the Act. Colin Crowell, former staff to then-Ranking Member of the House Telecom Subcommittee Ed Markey and now Vice President of Global Public Policy at Twitter; Katie King, former Counsel to then-Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee Larry Pressler and now Special Counsel at FCC; Jim Kohlenberger, former White House staffer to Vice President Gore and now President of JK Strategies;  Mike Regan, former Senior Counsel to House Energy and Commerce Chairman Tom Bliley and now Executive Vice President of Government Relations for 21st Century Fox; and John Windhausen, former Senior Counsel to then Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Committee Fritz Hollings and now an independent legal and policy consultant. The panel will be moderated by Chip Pickering, CEO of INCOMPAS. Panelists will focus on the process that led to the adoption of the 1996 Telecommunications Act and its subsequent impact, and discuss how Republicans and Democrats compromised during the process.
For more information, visit the  Policy Summit website.
Expand Your Networking at 
The Spring INCOMPAS Show
For communications professionals, there is no better way to expand your network and strengthen your existing relationships than at The INCOMPAS Show (formerly COMPTEL PLUS). This new, streamlined event - taking place April 10-13 in Washington, D.C. - is designed to facilitate meaningful exchanges that lead to business deals and pipeline building. 

With the meeting rooms, education and keynotes all in the Expo Hall, The INCOMPAS Show is optimized to make the most of your valuable time. You'll have access to important networking opportunities; combined with a comprehensive, industry-relevant education program that features top-quality presenters and speakers. 

Register Today!
Early bird registration rates for The INCOMPAS Show are available until Friday, February 12.  

If you want to be where the action is, be sure to book your room at our host hotel, the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center. In order to qualify for our exclusive room rates, you must first be registered for The INCOMPAS Show.

Thank You Sponsors
INCOMPAS would like to thank its sponsors, including:

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities
The INCOMPAS Show offers a number of ways you can benefit from high-level exposure to, and interaction with, decision makers in an unparalleled competitive communications marketplace. To learn more about sponsorships, exhibiting or developing your custom proposal of benefits, e-mail  Lorien Parry or call 312-673-5545.

You also can reach INCOMPAS Show attendees with strategic advertising in the Show Guide and Show Daily. The INCOMPAS Show Guide is the official program of INCOMPAS. The Show Guide features information about participating companies, as well as the agenda, speaker bios and the Expo Hall map. The INCOMPAS Show Daily is a magazine featuring news from exhibitors, sponsors and INCOMPAS members. Issues of the INCOMPAS Show Daily will hit the newsstands at the Gaylord during The INCOMPAS Show on the mornings of Monday, April 11, and Tuesday, April 12. For more information about advertising opportunities, email Publisher Berge Kaprelian or call 480-503-0770. 

Interested in Speaking? 
If so, we are now accepting speaker proposals. All proposals are due Monday, February 8.
LNPA Transition Webcast Set for 
Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. ET
On Wednesday, January 27, the second Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) Transition Outreach and Education Plan (TOEP) webcast will take place from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET. It will be hosted by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP, the transition oversight manager for the LNPA transition.

The first TOEP webcast was held on December 9, 2015. The webcasts are one of many methods used to keep interested parties informed about the upcoming LNPA transition. Interested parties may register online for the January 27 webcast.
Sponsorships Available for February Competitors' Reception
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) will host its Winter Committee Meetings will be held in Washington, D.C., from February 14-17. INCOMPAS is planning to host a Competitors' Reception on February 13. Please note that the Competitors' Reception is not sponsored by NARUC, nor is it a part of the meeting agenda. 

If your company would like to sponsor, or you have questions, please email Karen Reidy or call 202-296-6650.