VOL. 13, NO. 41
October 9, 2017

October 15-17

ATL Communications Wins Somos 2017 Toll-Free Advocacy Award


INCOMPAS is seeking sponsors for its Competitors' Reception, which will be held on November 11, prior to the NARUC Annual Committee Meetings in Baltimore, November 12-15.

If your company is interested in sponsoring, please email Karen Reidy or call 202-296-6650.

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November 15 

December 15
Are You Ready?
The INCOMPAS Show: Fall 2017 Starts Sunday in San Francisco
There's less than one week until The INCOMPAS Show featuring the Northeast DAS and Small Cell Association (NEDAS) Symposium kicks off at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. And there's less than one week to save - onsite registration prices increase by $100.

Once you've registered, you can use the Mobile App to start scheduling meetings in the Deal Center, Expo Hall and meeting rooms, block off time to attend the Buyers Forum, and plan your schedule - from attending our Sunday Keynote with Rep. Anna Eshoo, marketing and policy workshops, technology sessions, the NEDAS Symposium and more.

After a day of deal-making, be sure to make time to have fun and unwind with great food, great drinks and great company! The INCOMPAS Show offers many opportunities for low-key networking and socializing, including:

Sunday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Whiskey and Wine
Kick off The INCOMPAS Show on Sunday evening with Whiskey and Wine! Enjoy specialty whiskey cocktails (or straight up if you prefer), wine and cheese pairings, and an array of food selections. Sponsored by Televergence Solutions, Inc. and Wave Wholesale.

Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Located in the center of the Expo Hall, The INCOMPAS Bar will serve up coffee throughout the day, sponsored by Ritter Communications. And bring your appetite, as you'll be treated to complimentary full breakfasts and lunches on the Show floor both days!

Monday, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Beers with Peers Tailgate
Join us for Monday Night Football and an indoor tailgate featuring a variety of local beers, pretzels and other typical tailgate fare. There also will be an NFL Pool, with four drawings for $100 gift cards!

Tuesday, 7:45 a.m.-9 a.m.
Women's Networking Breakfast
Grab a mimosa - or two - and join the industry's leading women for a breakfast program led by Women in the Channel. Discussions will include leadership, facing challenges and building confidence. Sponsored by Televergence Solutions, Inc.

Tuesday, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Glow Party featuring Pop ROCKS
Eat, drink and glow crazy at our Glow Party, featuring another incredible performance by Pop ROCKS! Enjoy an abundance of delicious food, drinks and dancing at this can't-miss closing event! Sponsored by Google Fiber

All events are taking place at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, so be sure to book your hotel room there so you're close to the action. 
FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for October Meeting  
The FCC announced the tentative agenda for its October Open meeting, including:
  • Exemption to Calling Number Identification Service - The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would enable law enforcement and security personnel to obtain quick access to blocked Caller ID information needed to investigate threatening calls. It also would amend the Commission's rules to allow non-public emergency services, such as private ambulance companies, to obtain blocked Caller ID information associated with calls requesting assistance. 
  • Nationwide Number Portability - The Commission will consider an NPRM and NOI that proposes to amend the Commission's rules, as well as seeks comment on industry models to move toward complete nationwide number portability to promote competition between all service providers and increase network routing efficiencies. 
  • Promoting Investment in the 3550-3700 MHz Band - The Commission will consider an NPRM that would seek comment and propose changes to the Priority Access License rules in the 3550-3700 MHz (3.5 GHz) band to increase incentives for investment, encourage more efficient spectrum use, and promote faster and more widespread network deployments. 
Other items include:
  • Support for Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility and Volume Control
  • Part 43 Reporting Requirements for U.S. Providers of International Services
  • Elimination of Main Studio Rule
  • Updates to Rules Governing Ancillary/ Supplementary Services and Broadcast Public Notices
The meeting is scheduled for October 24, 10:30 a.m. at FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C. It will be streamed live at www.fcc.gov/live.
What Service Providers, Service Bureaus and Providers of Telecom-Related Services Must Know About NPAC Registration  
Register ASAP: Users are required to register with the iconectiv NPAC no later than October 31, 2017.

Registration is mandatory: All users must register with the iconectiv NPAC to maintain access to NPAC data and services, even if they rely on a third party and do not access the NPAC directly.  

Registration starts at www.numberportability.com: Users can initiate the registration process on the "Get Started" page of the NPAC transition website.  A transition overview can be found on the "Resources" page. 

Registration is a three-step process: Users are required to complete a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), a Transition User Application (TUA), and one or more Regional User Agreement(s) (RUA). Users will be fully registered with the iconectiv NPAC once the RUA is executed. 

Numerous transition activities are underway, including industry testing. To track the transition's progress, visit the North American Portability Management (NAPM) website.