VOL. 12, NO. 19
May 16, 2016

XO Communications Introduces Advanced Cloud-Based Contact Center Service Platform



May 23
Reply Comments Due on Set-Top Box NPRM

May 27
Comments Due in NPRM on Privacy Guidelines for Broadband ISPs

Reply Comments, Oppositions to Petitions Due on Verizon Acquisition of XO Communications

June 27
Reply Comments Due in NPRM on Privacy Guidelines for Broadband ISPs

June 28
Comments Due in Business Data Service Tariff Investigation Order and Further NPRM

July 26
Reply Comments Due in Business Data Service Tariff Investigation Order and Further NPRM
Discover the Benefits of Membership in INCOMPAS 
Membership in INCOMPAS has been growing and expanding, with a large number of leading Internet, cloud, wireless, backbone, video, content and enterprise service providers joining the association over the past year.

Members have experienced the advantages of being part of the top competitive communications association. Hear why these members joined INCOMPAS.

Has your company been considering a membership? Now's the time to join. Consider these benefits:
  • Advocacy - Ensure your voice is heard, and take part in INCOMPAS events that focus on thought leadership and education on key policy initiatives. INCOMPAS has a strong history of significant policy wins and a continued presence with the FCC and Congress that are valuable in promoting a competitive marketplace for all our members. 
  • Discounts on exhibits space, meeting rooms and registration fees for The INCOMPAS Shows, which are well known in the industry for bringing together buyers and sellers in a vibrant, important marketplace.
  • Greater visibility through marketing opportunities in the INCOMPAS weekly enewsletter, earned media in The INCOMPAS Show Daily and as part of the association's social media outreach.
  • INCOMPAS Webinar Program, which gives your company the opportunity to market its services and expertise to other members.
  • Access to the Members' Only portal, which features exclusive industry information.
For more information on membership, visit the INCOMPAS website or email Amanda Darvill.
Senators Question FCC, USAC about Rural Health Care Program
On May 10, Sen. John Thune (R-SD), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; and Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and Chris Henderson, CEO of the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC), which administers the Rural Health Care (RHC) telecommunications program.

The Senators expressed concern that rate-payer dollars dedicated to programs under USAC's stewardship, such as the RHC program, are going toward unnecessary or excessive consulting fees rather than their intended purpose - helping rural health care providers gain access to essential telecommunications and broadband services. The letter stated that "We strongly support the goals of the RHC program, but we are concerned that an unreasonable portion of RHC funds may be going to so-called 'application mills' rather than toward funding the broadband services for rural hospitals and clinics as intended." 

In the letter, the Senators also asked a series of questions, for which they requested responses by no later than May 24. 
FCC Releases Report on
Video Competition
On May 6, the FCC released its 17th report on the status of competition in the video programming market. The most significant trends since the last report include continuing development, and consumer usage, of time and location-sifted viewing of video programming, the expansion of digital and high-definition programming, and the progress of the online video industry. 

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