VOL. 13, NO. 35
August 28, 2017

Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions Offer Secure, Self-Service Path to AWS

Unite Private Networks to Provide Increased Bandwidth to The Homestead National Monument of America

October 10

November 9
Pop ROCKS Returns for
Encore Performance at INCOMPAS Show Closing Party
Pop ROCKS is returning - with its high energy performances of cover hits - to headline the closing party, sponsored by Google Fiber, at The INCOMPAS Show: Fall 2017 featuring ChannelVision Expo West and the NEDAS Symposium Pop ROCKS will have you dancing the night away as we wrap up another great show on Tuesday, October 17. 

Register Now and Book Your Hotel by September 15
Register now to make sure you don't miss this fun party or all of the dedicated networking time and educational sessions offered by The INCOMPAS Show: Fall 2017, October 15-17 in San Francisco. 

And, don't forget to book your hotel at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis to be in the middle of all the action! You must be registered for The INCOMPAS Show to take advantage of our exclusive hotel room rate of $294 (plus tax) per night. Act soon - you must book your hotel room by September 15.
End Multiple Tenant Monopoly
INCOMPAS last week filed reply comments in the FCC proceeding related to expanding broadband deployment in multiple tenant environments (MTEs), such as apartment buildings and condo complexes.

The association called on the FCC to open a new rulemaking to end the use of anticompetitive practices - including revenue sharing, kickbacks, exclusive wiring arrangements and exclusive marketing agreements - in MTEs. INCOMPAS noted in its reply comments that the approximately 30 percent of the American population, who live in MTEs, have far fewer broadband choices than those living in single-family homes.

INCOMPAS also said that promoting competition in MTEs is a critical component of the FCC's broadband deployment agenda and would help meet its goal of bridging the digital divide.

"It's time for the FCC to set the 30 percent of Americans living in apartment and condo buildings free from broadband monopoly control. They should not be forced to pay more for slower speeds when new broadband competition is knocking on the front door," said INCOMPAS CEO Chip Pickering. "Exclusivity lock-ups and kickbacks have enabled landlords and big cable and telecom companies to skirt existing FCC policy, keeping prices high and customer service low. Setting apartment consumers free is a key component of the broadband deployment agenda. We also encourage the FCC to support local communities fighting for more competition that will help bridge the digital divide and unlock fiber investment."
Telemarketers Required to Register for WDNC Service for New iconectiv NPAC by Nov. 30
If you are a direct user of the NPAC that is in the business of telephone marketing and you rely on the Intermodal Ported Telephone Number Identification Service of the current NPAC, also known as the Wireless Do Not Call (WDNC) service, for porting data, you will soon need to start onboarding to the new iconectiv NPAC.

WDNC users include:
  • Marketers who make calls on behalf of sellers
  • List vendors who create and sell lists of telephone numbers
  • Businesses who use auto-dialers or artificial pre-recorded voices
  • Sellers who provide goods or services to consumers

Registration is required by November 30, 2017. 


WDNC users can request the registration form by clicking on the "Telemarketers" button on the home page of the NPAC transition website www.numberportability.com.