VOL. 12, NO. 37
September 19, 2016

October 23-25, 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

Meet Top Industry Buyers at
The INCOMPAS Show in Dallas
Top buyers from across the industry will gather in Dallas next month for the Buyers Forum, which is debuting at The INCOMPAS Show (October 23-25 at the Gaylord Texan). Taking place on Monday, October 24, the Buyers Forum will give attendees the opportunity to network or meet with representatives from buying companies, such as Bandwidth, Earthlink, GTT, Impact Telecom, Inteliquent, Level 3, Microsoft, Neustar, Onvoy, TelePacific, Windstream and XO Communications.

The forum will kick off at 3 p.m. with a panel discussion, "Keeping Pace with Technology: Planning for and Predicting Network Needs and Trends," followed by networking at the Beers with Peers happy hour reception and private meetings.

Attendees interested in participating in buyers' meetings should email Sam Edidin.

Register today to attend The INCOMPAS Show and you also can take advantage of multiple daily networking events, educational sessions and access to the trade show. Check out the full schedule on The INCOMPAS Show website and start planning today.
State, Local Groups Show Support for INCOMPAS/Verizon BDS Compromise 
Last week CALTEL, CompSouth, the Michigan Internet & Telecommunications Alliance, the Midwest Association of Competitive Communications and Northwest Telecommunications Association filed a letter in the BDS proceeding urging reform and supporting significant portions of the Verizon/INCOMPAS policy framework.

INCOMPAS Chief Advocate and General Counsel Angie Kronenberg, commented on the letter: "We need more competition and choice from coast-to-coast. We welcome the support for the INCOMPAS/Verizon compromise from state and regional associations. They are on the front lines of state and local broadband challenges and understand that the FCC cannot delay needed reforms that will help unleash more choice and lower prices." 

House Subcommittee Advances Anti Spoofing and Rural Call Quality Legislation
The House Energy & Commerce Committee's Communications and Technology Subcommittee last week unanimously advanced H.R. 2669, the Anti Spoofing Act of 2015, and H.R. 2566, the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2015, to the full committee. 
Senate FCC Oversight Hearing
Last week, the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee held a hearing: "Oversight of the FCC."  To download witness testimonies or view the archived hearing, visit the Commerce Committee website.  
UNITEL Cyber Security Webinar Now Available in Archives 
INCOMPAS partner UNITEL last Wednesday hosted a webinar: "Cyber Security and Data Breach."  

If you missed the webinar, it's not to late to gain a better understanding of the types of claims related to cyber security and data breaches being filed, and learn how to address your company's exposure to them. Visit the INCOMPAS Webinar archives to download the webinar.