VOL. 12, NO. 13
March 28, 2016

Read the latest blog by INCOMPAS CEO 
Chip Pickering
in Medium: 


On March 22, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on  Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission

 For written testimony from Chairman Wheeler and Commissioners Clyburn, O'Rielly, Pai and Rosenworcel, or to watch video of the hearing, visit the Committee website


April 19
Reply Comments Due in NOI on Promoting the Availability of Diverse and Independent Sources of Video Programming

April 22
May 23
Reply Comments Due on Set-Top Box NPRM
More Deal Making Time Added to
The INCOMPAS Show on April 13
The INCOMPAS Show (April 10-13 in Washington, D.C.) is delivering more deal making than ever. Just added - bonus meeting time during the new Deal and Dash on Wednesday, April 13. 

The Deal and Dash offers one last chance to make those all-important deals. No appointments necessary - just come to National Harbor 4/5 to grab some breakfast and meet with colleagues before you dash back home.

On Monday and Tuesday, you can schedule 30-minute appointments in the Deal Center using the Business PLANner desktop and mobile application. You also can stop by for a limited number of meeting times that are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Deal Center Hours
  • Monday, April 11 - 7 a.m.  - 6 p.m. (Expo Hall)
  • Tuesday, April 12 - 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Expo Hall)
  • Wednesday, April 13 - 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (National Harbor 4/5)
And if more networking is what you're after, then look no further than dedicated networking events, such as Sunday's Taste of DC Welcome Reception, sponsored by AT&T, and Tuesday's Backyard BBQ Reception - for after-hours fun and ample time to eat, drink and socialize.

Hotel Rates Extended til April 1
It's no joke - you can still book a room at our host hotel, the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center and get the exclusive INCOMPAS room rate until April 1. You must be registered for The INCOMPAS Show to qualify, and you can save $80 per night with our preferred room rate!
FCC to Address Lifeline, Consumer Privacy at March Open Meeting
On Thursday, March 31, the Federal Communications Commission will host its monthly open meeting. The agenda includes:
  • Lifeline and Link Up Reform and Modernization, Telecommunications Carriers Eligible for Universal Service Support, and Connect America Fund - The Commission will consider a Third Report and Order, Further Report and Order, and Order on Reconsideration to comprehensively restructure and modernize the Lifeline program to efficiently and effectively connect low-income Americans to broadband, strengthen program oversight and administration, and take additional measures to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse.
  • Implementation of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 - The Commission will consider an NPRM that seeks comment on proposals to expand the amount of and access to video described programming, for the benefit of consumers who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and other Telecommunications Services - The Commission will consider an NPRM seeking comment on a proposed framework for ensuring that consumers have the tools they need to make informed choices about how their data is used and when it is shared by their broadband providers.
The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. at FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C. It will be broadcast over the Internet from the FCC Live web page
INCOMPAS Show Daily News Deadline is Friday, April 1
Exhibitors and sponsors of The INCOMPAS Show and INCOMPAS members have a unique, free opportunity to gain greater visibility among decision makers and deal makers this April by submitting news for The INCOMPAS Show Daily, which will be distributed at the event on the mornings of Monday, April 11, and Tuesday, April 12.  

The deadline to submit news is Friday, April 1.

For full news submission guidelines and editorial contact information, visit the Official Publications page on The INCOMPAS Show website

Companies wishing to advertise in the Show Daily should e-mail Publisher Berge Kaprelian or call 480-503-0770.
NEF to Host "Benefits of FiberLocator" Webinar on April 7
Join executives from NEF on Thursday, April 7, from Noon-1 p.m. ET for a webinar entitled "Benefits of FiberLocator."

FiberLocator, an online application that provides on-demand access to telecom network and colocation information, was built by the network planners and procurement specialists at NEF to streamline workflows and save users considerable time and resources in the search for fiber optic maps, lit buildings and data centers.

This webinar will provide an overview and product demonstration of FiberLocator, and discuss the new INCOMPAS members-only program, which provides affiliated carriers and industry vendors discounted rates on FiberLocator Online, as well as consulting services.

Register today for this informative, free webinar.