VOL. 14, NO. 1
January 2, 2018

February 6-7, 2018
Policy Summit

January 17

January 24

February 16

February 23
Find Out How These Companies - and Yours - Benefit from an  INCOMPAS Membership in 2018
INCOMPAS would like to welcome its new 2018 members: 

Service Provider
  • Telestax
  • ZenFi
  • ATL Communications
  • Ciena
  • TNS

Not a Member?  What Are You Waiting For?
If your company is not an INCOMPAS member, now is the time to join this exclusive group and start benefiting.  Our members include Internet, streaming, communications and technology companies, as well as their vendors partners and providers of professional services - all of which benefit from:

  • Policy advocacy expertise and a strong presence representing members' interests before the FCC and Congress
  • Access to INCOMPAS events - including the INCOMPAS Policy Summit and annual INCOMPAS Show - where you can learn about policy initiatives and other trends impacting your business.
  • Networking with thought leaders in government and business, as well as current and prospective customers, suppliers and partners.
  • Discounts on exhibit space, meeting rooms and registration fees for the annual INCOMPAS Show
  • Access to the INCOMPAS Preferred Partner Program, which provides exclusive discounts on vendor and professional services, and INCOMPAS Marketplace, which enables our members to locate vendor and carrier partners
  • And much more...


Find out more about INCOMPAS Service Provider and Marketplace memberships. 


Visit our website to learn more, email Julia Strow or call 202-296-6650.

Top Policymakers, Legislators
to Address 2108 INCOMPAS Policy Summit on February 7

Come hear from top policymakers and legislators at
The 2018 INCOMPAS Policy Summit, taking place February 7 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.  Among the keynote speakers are: 
  • FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn
  • Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA)
  • Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH)
  • Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT)
In addition, you'll hear from industry leaders during panel discussions on topics, such as
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and connected devices
  • Fiber and wireless infrastructure deployment
  • Content streaming and over-the-top (OTT)
  • Business strategies leveraging the technology of tomorrow
The Policy Summit will conclude with a happy hour, offering valuable networking opportunities.

For more information, or to learn how you can sponsor this premier policy event, email Jenny Gilbert.
INCOMPAS Comments on Nationwide Number Portability 
Last week, INCOMPAS filed comments in response to the FCC's NPRM and NOI on implementing nationwide number portability (NNP) and promoting competition between service providers. 

The association expressed its support for the Commission's efforts to deploy a framework for NNP and to eliminate the query and interexchange dialing parity requirements in order to level the playing field for many rural and regional carriers. INCOMPAS added that "[i]n order to be successful with CLECs and new entrants, the Commission's transition to nationwide number portability must be competitively neutral and ensure that carriers do not incur prohibitive costs. The Commission's NPRM proposals appear to meet this competitive baseline. Additionally, our members recommend that the Commission investigate the use of nationwide implementation of location routing numbers (LRNs) or non-geographic LRNs as potential models for the NNP."
Microsoft Seeks Applicants
for Airband Grant Fund 
Microsoft recently opened its third annual call for applications to the Microsoft Airband Grant Fund

To date, Microsoft has awarded grants to 22 seed stage start-ups from 18 countries and five continents. In addition to receiving funding and product grants, recipients will join a growing ecosystem of other grantees, business partners, and funders to further increase their impact via mentorship and Microsoft networking opportunities.

Submit applications by midnight  PST, January 31.