VOL. 12, NO. 35
September 6, 2016



September 14, 2016
1 p.m. ET

October 23-25, 2016



September 14, 2016

September 21, 2016
Reply Comments Due in FCC 12th Broadband Progress Notice of Inquiry

Comments Due in Public Notice on Status of Competition in the Video Programming Delivery Market

October 24, 2016
Reply Comments Due in Public Notice on Status of Competition in the Video Programming Delivery Market

Focus on Network Management 
at The Fall INCOMPAS Show 
Register for The INCOMPAS Show (October 23-25 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas) and learn more about network management. 

During a session on "Maintaining and Optimizing Networks," you can explore the challenges and opportunities associated with network planning and optimization from an operational standpoint. Panelists - including XKL's Joe DePetro, Alpheus Communication's Francisco Maella and Digital Realty's Kevin Hohman - will discuss how to manage the impact of technological change and regulation on cost and revenue.

Register today to attend the Network Management session and you can also take advantage of multiple daily networking events and the new Buyers Forum. Check out the full schedule on The INCOMPAS Show website and start planning today.
INCOMPAS Files Replies on
FCC Process Reform for
Team Telecom Review
On September 2, INCOMPAS filed reply comments regarding process reform for executive branch view of certain FCC foreign ownership applications and petitions, also known as "Team Telecom process." INCOMPAS noted that to ensure that reform becomes more timely, predictable and transparent, the Commission must:
  • establish firm and enforceable deadlines for the Team Telecom review process, which should take no longer than 90 days, with exceptions only in the rarest cases;
  • ensure that any new filing requirements are appropriately tailored and limit the burden on applicants by requiring only the submission of information directly relevant to assessing law enforcement, national security and foreign policy concerns; and
  • impose firm security measures that will protect sensitive data, including when in the possession of Team Telecom agencies.
House to Host Hearing on
Rural Call Quality and Reliability 
On September 8 at 2 p.m., the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hold a hearing on "Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability."

Members will examine ongoing issues associated with rural call completion. Despite technological advancements in the 21st century, many Americans living in rural areas experience significant problems receiving long distance or wireless calls on their landline telephones. The FCC has made some attempts in addressing the problem but lingering issues persist. The subcommittee will examine H.R. 2566, Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2015, introduced by Rep. Don Young (R-AK), which would require intermediate providers to register with the FCC and comply with the service quality standards set by the agency.

The Majority Memorandum, a witness list and witness testimony will be available on the subcommittee website as they are posted.
City of Vallejo RFP Seeks
Dark Fiber Connectivity 
The City of Vallejo, Calif., has issued an RFP seeking a pair of dark fiber (either via lease or installed for and owned by City) from City Hall (555 Santa Clara Street) to a POP managed by a third party, or to a carrier hotel, in order to negotiate and secure wholesale bandwidth and internet services, as well as additional IP addresses. The city's access point at the POP/carrier hotel may require physical co-location, including rack space, interconnect and power.

All proposals must be received by the City of Vallejo on or before October 7, 2016, at 5 p.m. PDT.

For more information regarding this RFP, email Will Morat.
Member Profile: Genesis10
Founded in 1999, Genesis10 has forged its reputation by finding the right people for its clients' projects. The company's proven performance in staffing, coupled with the collaborative relationships with its clients, has enabled Genesis10 to extend its portfolio of services to include domestic outsourcing, workforce optimization (college and U.S. military veteran training and mentoring programs) and managed services (helpdesk and application management).

Visit the INCOMPAS website to learn more about Genesis10.

For more information on submitting a member profile, or updating an existing one, email Natalie DeHart or call 202-296-6650.
UNITEL to Host Webinar on Cyber Security and Data Breach Risks
On Wednesday, September 14 at 1 p.m. ET, join INCOMPAS partner UNITEL for a free webinar entitled "Cyber Security and Data Breach."  

During this webinar, UNITEL will provide information about cyber issues facing the communications industry. Cyber security and data breaches are a significant problem, and only expected to evolve and become more complex over time. Speakers will discuss what types of claims are being made in the industry and share solutions to the potential exposures your company faces.  

To attend this webinar, register here.