VOL. 12, NO. 29

July 25, 2016

August 3, 2016 
1 p.m. ET

September 14, 2016
1 p.m. ET

October 23-25, 2016


Inteliquent Hires Communications Industry Innovators to Drive Expansion of Next-Gen Voice and Messaging Offerings

Study Commissioned by Alianza and Level 3 Finds Service Providers Willingness to Use Next-Gen Cloud Voice Platform Has Increased

2016 Democratic National Convention Selects Level 3 as an Official Video Transport Services Provider

Unite Private Networks Announces Network Expansion for Kidwell


Be One of the First to Register for The INCOMPAS Show and Save
The first 400 people to register by September 2 will receive the early registration rate for The INCOMPAS Show, which is taking place October 23-25 in Dallas. 

INCOMPAS also is offering special group pricing. For more information on this new group pricing option, email Sam Reardon

Sponsor or Exhibit to Raise Your Company's Profile
Interested in raising your company's visibility among the top purchasers in the competitive communications marketplace? Learn more about exhibiting and sponsorships or how to develop your custom proposal of benefits. Emailing Lorien Parry or call 312-673-5545 for details.

FCC Announces Agenda for August Open Meeting
The FCC announced its tentative agenda for the August Open Commission Meeting:
  • Implementation of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Section 105, Relay Services for Deaf-Blind Individuals: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would convert the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program from a pilot to a permanent program. 
  • Improvements to Benchmarks and Related Requirements Governing Hearing Aid-Compatible Mobile Handsets: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would implement changes to the scope of the wireless hearing aid compatibility rules. 
  • Ensuring Just, Reasonable, and Fair Rates for Inmate Calling Services: The Commission will consider an Order on Reconsideration, responding to a petition filed by Michael S. Hamden, that would ensure that the rates for Inmate Calling Services (ICS) are just, reasonable, and fair and explicitly account for facilities' ICS-related costs. 
The meeting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. ET, Thursday, August 4 at FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Symons to Replace Sallet as General Counsel of the FCC
FCC General Counsel Jon Sallet will be leaving the Commission to become Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Litigation in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. 

Howard Symons, who has served on the FCC's Incentive Auction Task Force since January 2014, has been appointed to replace Sallet as General Counsel. Symons previously served as chair of the communications practice at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC and was a senior counsel to the Subcommittee on Telecommunications in the U.S. House of Representatives. 
UNITEL to Host "Making HR Easy" Webinar on August 3
Register today for "Making HR Easy," a free webinar at 1 p.m. ET, August 3 hosted by UNITEL Insurance, an INCOMPAS partner and one of the leading communication insurance brokers in the U.S.

This webinar will focus on why it is important to have a strategic HR resource available to your company to assist with HR and safety compliance. UNITEL HR solutions offers you access to certified HR professionals to answer your difficult HR questions. The company also offers valuable online HR/safety training, in addition to a vast web portal featuring thousands of forms and resources, including an employee handbook builder.

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