INCOMPAS Service Provider members interested in running for the board must submit their nominations before close of business today. If you have questions or would like to nominate a company, email Julia Strow.
Broadband Blueprint Webinar Scheduled for This Thursday
Join us this Thursday, November 19, at 1 p.m. ET for the first in the INCOMPAS Thought Leadership Series. During this session, CEO Chip Pickering, Chief Advocate and General Counsel Angie Kronenberg and Government Relations Director Andrew Mincheff will discuss "Universal Availability: A Broadband Blueprint for Success."
Achieving Gigabit Speed by 2025
In our increasingly digital economy, access to broadband is as important as electricity and clean water. But an estimated 160 million Americans go without robust, reliable high-speed access at home, hampering their ability to learn, work, engage in commerce and monitor their health.
INCOMPAS has called for the bold goals of connecting every American to gigabit speed service by 2025. This would be a transformative action for our economy, our schools and our future.
Cities and Towns Need a Plan for How to Get There
From private investment and universal service funding to grants and loans, there are many mechanisms to support increasing broadband connectivity across our nation. INCOMPAS has put forward a series of solutions, and outlined pitfalls to avoid that may inadvertently harm broadband investment and critical deployment efforts. Hear more about these solutions during our webinar.
TOMORROW! TNS Webinar on Compliance with the TRACED Act
The FCC has issued several orders and rules this year on strengthening enforcement against illegal robocallers and the STIR/SHAKEN call authentication framework.
Moderated by INCOMPAS Attorney and Policy Advisor Chris Shipley, this webinar will feature Steve Augustino, partner at Kelley Drye & Warren, and Lavinia Kennedy, director of Robocall Detection & Authentication Services at Transaction Network Services.
The FCC finalized the agenda for its November 18 Open Meeting, during which it will consider:
Modernizing the 5.9 GHz Band – A First Report and Order, FNPRM and Order of Proposed Modification that would adopt rules to repurpose 45 megahertz of spectrum in the 5.850-5.895 GHz band for unlicensed operations, retain 30 megahertz of spectrum in the 5.895-5.925 GHz band for the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) service, and require the transition of the ITS radio service standard from Dedicated Short-Range Communications technology to Cellular Vehicle-to- Everything technology.
Further Streamlining of Satellite Regulations – A Report and Order that would streamline its satellite licensing rules by creating an optional framework for authorizing space stations and blanket-licensed earth stations through a unified license.
Expanding the Contribution Base for Accessible Communications Services – An NPRM that would propose expansion of the Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) Fund contribution base for supporting Video Relay Service (VRS) and Internet Protocol Relay Service (IP Relay) to include intrastate telecommunications revenue, as a way of strengthening the funding base for these forms of TRS and making it more equitable without increasing the size of the Fund itself.
One that draws attention to the ability of state legislatures and commissions to move to assure inmate calls are cost-based.
One urging the FCC to approve the NPRM for state public utility commissions and/or other state-identified state agencies to have direct and immediate secure access to state-specific Network Outage Reporting System and Disaster Information Reporting System filings.