VOL. 13, NO. 24
June 12, 2017
INCOMPAS Urges FCC to Deny Petition Seeking Preemption of San Francisco Access Ordinance
On July 9, INCOMPAS filed reply comments in response to the petition of the Multifamily Broadband Council seeking preemption of the City of San Francisco's city ordinance on competitive providers' access to multi-dwelling units (MDUs).

INCOMPAS urged the Commission to deny the petition because the San Francisco ordinance increases MDU tenants' access to competitive communications services, lawfully eliminates a major barrier to entry for competitive providers, and furthers the Commission's goals of accelerating deployment of high-speed internet access.
iconectiv to Host NPAC Transition Webcast on June 14 for
Low-Tech Interface Users
iconectiv, the next Local Number Portability Administrator (LNPA) for all U.S. regions, is continuing the transition of the new Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC) with a webcast for users of the Low-Tech Interface (LTI) GUI.  The webcast is scheduled for this Wednesday, June 14, at 3:30 p.m. ET. It is desined to prepare users that access the NPAC via the LTI GUI for the upcoming transition.

Registration is now open for the webcast, which will focus on LTI training and testing options and provide a preview of the GUI. It will conclude with a question and answer session.

Users who have not yet registered for the iconectiv NPAC are encouraged to do so as soon as possible to ensure they will be able to participate in training and testing.

Further details on the transition can be found at www.numberportability.com. Question? Call the help desk weekdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET at 844-820-8039 or email  npac@iconectiv.numberportability.com.
FCC Releases Updated Fixed 
Broadband Deployment Data
On June 6, the FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau issued a Public Notice announcing it released updated data on fixed broadband deployment as of June 30, 2016, collected through FCC Form 477. 

Users can download data on the census blocks where providers report offering fixed broadband services to at least part of the block. These data tables also indicate the technology used to offer the service and the maximum advertised download and upload speeds for both consumer and business services. The data are available for both the entire United States and individual states.
FCC to Host Infrastructure Deployment Webinar for
State and Local Governments
The FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) and the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) will host a webinar on the recently adopted NPRM and NOI entitled "Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment." The webinar, scheduled for this Wednesday, June 14 at 2 p.m. ET, will focus on issues that affect state and local government offices and agencies.

The NPRM/NOI opened an examination of the regulatory barriers to wireline infrastructure investment and deployment, and the Commission has solicited public comment on how it may remove or reduce such barriers consistent with the law and the public interest. 

Click here to register for the webinar.