VOL. 12, NO. 39
October 10, 2016

October 23-25, 2016



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

Uniti Fiber President Mudry to Deliver Tuesday Keynote at
Ron Mudry
President, Uniti Fiber
Ron Mudry, president of Uniti Fiber, will deliver the Tuesday keynote address at The INCOMPAS Show (October 23-25 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas). 

Mudry has 29 years of experience in the telecom industry, beginning with 15 years at GTE Corporation (now Verizon). During his career, Mudry has held key management positions in finance, sales and marketing, international operations, treasury, strategic planning, and mergers and acquisitions. He has been a founding member of two successful telecommunication firms, Progress Telecom (1998) and Tower Cloud (2006), creating organizations that became industry leaders in fiber, small cell and cell site backhaul services. In addition, Mudry served as chairman of the COMPTEL CEO Council and regularly speaks at regional and national industry events. 

Mudry is currently at the helm of the newly-formed Uniti Fiber, a wholly owned subsidiary of CS&L, The Communications REIT. The new organization was created from the merger of Tower Cloud and PEG Bandwidth, resulting in a combined fiber network footprint of more than 15,800 route miles. Uniti Fiber supports more than 5,200 customer connections and serves all of the major wireless network carriers, as well as numerous wholesale carriers and enterprises. 

Mudry's keynote will take place Tuesday, October 25 at 10:15 a.m. at The HUB in the exhibit hall.

Uniti Fiber also will sponsor the Texas Round Up Closing Party at Glass Cactus near the Gaylord Texan from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday October 25.

Register today to attend The INCOMPAS Show. For the full schedule, including details about daily networking events and the new Buyers Forum, visit The INCOMPAS Show website and start planning today.
Hogan Lovells INCOMPAS Show Session Focuses on 5G Market
At The INCOMPAS Show, Hogan Lovells will host a special luncheon seminar: "Maximizing Returns with Potential 5G Network Design and Use Cases While Avoiding Legal and Regulatory Obstacles."

Led by Hogan Lovells Partners Michele Farquhar and Trey Hanbury, and Senior Advisor Tom Peters, the session will look at how 5G broadband promises to fundamentally change the way the world generates and receives data. Attend and learn:  
  • When will the new spectrum to fuel the 5G revolution become available.  
  • How 5G network design and evolution affect potential applications and use cases.
  • How operators intend to carry the enormous traffic that hyper-dense network deployments promise to generate.
  • What legal and regulatory obstacles stand in the way.
The luncheon session, which is open to all registered attendees, will take place Monday, October 24, from 12:10 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. at The HUB in the Expo Hall.
INCOMPAS Mourns Passing of Former Attorney Mary Albert
Former INCOMPAS Assistant General Counsel Mary Albert died last Wednesday, October 5. Mary most recently served as director of Regulatory Affairs for the Electronic Transactions Association.

"Today we lost a dear friend, colleague and longtime champion for competition policy. Mary Albert was truly a one-of-a-kind talent. She was an attorney and advocate who could access a library of substance on a dime, and wielded the power of the pen with unmatched skill. A tireless advocate for policies and principles she loved, and a friend and mentor who always took the time to listen and laugh with co-workers who adored her," said INCOMPAS CEO Chip Pickering. "On behalf of everyone in the association, past and present, we want to extend our thoughts and prayers to her family. Mary is gone far too soon, but she has left an everlasting impact on our lives and on an industry she helped shape."
FCC Announces October Agenda;
Puts BDS Item on Circulation 
The FCC announced the tentative agenda for its October Open Meeting, which includes protecting privacy of customers of broadband and other telecommunications services, and deceptive marketing.

The Business Data Services item is not currently on the agenda, however Chairman Tom Wheeler has released the item on circulation.
Member Profile: Norcast  
Founded in 1999, Norcast Telecom Services began as an interconnect company providing telephone systems. In 2003, the company became a CLEC, providing business telephone and Internet services, including hosted telephone service. Norcast merged with Blue Rooster Telecom in 2014, and now serves several thousand customers in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties in California. 

Visit the INCOMPAS website to learn more about Norcast

For more information on submitting a member profile, or updating an existing one, email Natalie DeHart or call 202-296-6650.