Vol. 17, No. 6
February 16, 2021
INCOMPAS Member Profile: Rev.io
Founded in 2002, Rev.io has grown into a leader in billing, payments and customer management software-as-a-service (SaaS) for advanced communications and technology clients. Last year the company saw recurring revenue growth of nearly 30% and finished the year with over 150 billing clients across telecommunications, managed services and IoT.

Visit the INCOMPAS website to learn more about Rev.io.

For more information on submitting a member profile, or updating an existing one, email Gail Norris or call 240-477-4554.
House to Hold Feb. 17 Hearing on Expanding Internet Access
The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing this Wednesday, February 17, at 11 a.m. EST on Connecting America: Broadband Solutions to Pandemic Problems.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the digital divide and compounded problems for those who don’t have reliable home internet service,” said Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) and Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.). “Families everywhere are depending on the internet to telework, attend tele-health appointments, and keep their kids learning in virtual classrooms. Our economy – and our children’s educations – would fall apart without it. We look forward to discussing what progress has been made to bridge the digital divide so far, and what work must still be done to make internet access more affordable during this pandemic. We must ensure that it is treated as a necessity for all and not a privilege for the few.”

Additional information for this hearing, including the Committee Memorandum, testimony and the live webcast, will be posted on the committee website as they become available.
INCOMPAS Files Petition for Reconsideration in
Net Neutrality Proceeding
On February 4, INCOMPAS filed its Petition for Reconsideration of the Commission's Order on Remand in the Restoring Internet Freedom proceeding, asking the FCC to reverse its decision to uphold the reclassification of broadband Internet access service (BIAS) as a Title I information service and to reinstate BIAS as a Title II telecommunications service and reissue its open internet rules.

INCOMPAS noted that "the overall reasoning throughout the Remand Order is deeply flawed. The Commission’s main priority must be to protect the public interest, yet the Remand Order turns its back on the historical role of the Commission to protect the public’s ability to connect without permission, and comes at a time when the need for rules to guarantee an open internet is only growing due to the overwhelming reliance on BIAS by every economic sector. This is especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic as more Americans are working, schooling, and conducting much of their lives online to protect themselves from the deadly virus.10 The Commission should re-reclassify BIAS to a Title II service because the Commission will not be able to properly ensure public safety needs are met or that BIAS-only providers have access to poles, conduit, and ducts unless it does so."
INCOMPAS, Cloud Communications Alliance Support of Reconsideration of Second Call Authentication Report and Order
INCOMPAS and the Cloud Communications Alliance (CCA) submitted joint comments in support of the petitions for reconsideration of the FCC's Call Authentication Trust Anchor Second Report and Order filed by CTIA and the Voice on the Net Coalition.

The petitioners are seeking reconsideration of Section 64.6305(b)(4)(v), which requires voice service providers filing a certification to submit the name, title, department, business address, telephone number and email address of one person within the company responsible for address robocall mitigation-related issues, and the requirement in Section 64.6305(c) that prohibits U.S. intermediate and terminating voice service providers from accepting calls from foreign voice service providers that use NANP numbers, if that voice service provider has not registered in the to-be-established Robocall Mitigation Database intended to aid in enforcement efforts.
FCC Seeks Outreach Partners for Emergency Broadband Benefit
The FCC is seeking outreach partners to help share important consumer information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit – an FCC program being developed to provide relief to households that are struggling to pay for internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

As part of the effort to inform consumers about the upcoming Emergency Broadband Benefit, the FCC has established a new website where stakeholders can sign up to help promote this
new program. The website can be found at fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit. As the program is developed, the website will also be a resource for consumers and stakeholders to get the latest information on the Emergency Broadband Benefit.