Vol. 18, No. 44

October 31, 2022


March 7, 2023


Policy Summit

Washington, D.C.

October 8-10, 2023

The 2023 INCOMPAS Show

Tampa, Fla.


Bluebird Network Announces Fiber Expansion in Salina, Kansas is Now Live

C Spire Fiber Verified as Fastest Broadband Internet Service in Foley and Gulf Shores, Alabama

Consolidated’s Fiber Expansion in Vermont Gets a $9 Million Boost

FirstLight to Exceed 1,700 Route Miles in N.Y. in 2022

Google Fiber Wins Approval to Build in Public Right of Way, Bring Service to Omaha

Tilson Recognized as ENR Top 600 Speciality Contractor for 7th Consecutive Year

Unite Private Networks Announces Market Expansion into Rockford, Ill.

Unite Private Networks Announces Market Expansion into Colorado Springs, Colo.

WOW! Continues to Extend its Footprint in Alabama

Zayo Adds New Infrastructure in Key International Border Cities


November 10

Comments Due on New Rules to Fight Malicious Robotext Campaigns

November 25

Reply Comments Due on New Rules to Fight Malicious Robotext Campaigns

Record Attendance, Quality Meetings Create Buzz at

The 2022 INCOMPAS Show

Non-stop action was the name of the game at The 2022 INCOMPAS Show in Denver last week. With record attendance, the Expo Hall, Deal Center and lounges were abuzz with meetings; new connections were made at the Buyers Forum; great insights were shared by our speakers; and a lot of fun was had at our evening receptions and dueling pianos closing party. 

Just because the show is over, doesn't mean the networking has to stop. All registered attendees can continue to connect, network and share in our ConnectIN group on LinkedIn. From ConnectIN, you can download the final attendee list, get the link for our post-show survey to give us feedback on how to make The INCOMPAS Show even better and discover new contacts you may not have met in person in Denver. 

If you didn't get your print copy of The INCOMPAS Show Daily, you can download the Monday and Tuesday editions to see all the news announced by exhibitors and sponsors, as well as INCOMPAS members, last week. 

Interested in continuing the networking all year long? 

Contact us to find out more about membership. As an INCOMPAS member, not only do you get significant discounts and other perks related to our annual show, you'll also benefit from marketing opportunities to a broad audience, policy advocacy work, and access to our exclusive member portal, where you can continue to make new connections all year long. Email Julia Strow or Gail Norris for details.

INCOMPAS Member Profile: Smartaira

With origins in providing coin-operated laundry equipment to multifamily markets, followed by becoming a DIRECTV dealer and ISP offering "InstantON" internet services, Smartaira is on the cutting edge of providing hassle-free, community-wide managed Wi-Fi and entertainment (streaming services) in bulk and non-bulk (retail) models. These innovations are helping property owners introduce new technology-based amenities to improve net operating income and property valuations.

Visit the INCOMPAS website to learn more about Smartaira.

For more information on submitting a member profile, or updating an existing one, email Gail Norris or call 240-477-4554.

FCC Issues Tentative Agenda for November 17 Open Meeting

The FCC issued a tentative agenda for its November 17 open meeting, where it will consider:

  • Improving 911 Reliability – A Report and Order to promote public safety by ensuring that 911 call centers receive timely and useful notifications of disruptions to 911 service.
  • Updating Resources Used to Determine Local TV Markets – A Report and Order that would update its rules to use the most up-to-date market information for determining a television station’s local market for carriage purposes.

NTIA Report Examines 5G and Radar Altimeter Emissions Issues

NTIA’s research laboratory, the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) recently released a much-anticipated report that will aid regulators' understanding of 5G signals that are near adjacent to the radio altimeter band. ITS measured the potential impact of Fifth Generation New Radio (5G NR) systems in the 3700 and 3980 MHz band on airborne radar altimeter (RADALT) receivers operating between 4200 and 4400 MHz.

The study, NTIA Technical Report TR-22-562, "Measurements of 5G New Radio Spectral and Spatial Power Emissions for Radar Altimeter Interference Analysis," found that most 5G transmitters emissions are focused toward the ground and produce a low level of unwanted 5G emissions within the RADALT spectrum band. This reduces the potential for 5G-to-RADALT harmful interference scenarios and increases the likelihood that unwanted emissions problems can be solved by installing or retrofitting RADALT receivers with more effective radio frequency power-rejection filters.

This report, the first in a series of three, is part of the larger Joint Interagency 5G Radar Altimeter Interference (JI-FRAI) Quick Reaction Test program to understand potential 5G interference issues. Researchers took measurements earlier this year at the Table Mountain Radio Quiet Zone and Field Test Site near Boulder Colorado. The report relied upon test procedures and measurement techniques developed by ITS and utilized the ITS Radio Spectrum Measurement System (RSMS)—a vehicle with specialized test equipment that lets ITS measure how radio waves interact and propagate over space and time.

CISA Releases Strategic Plan for 2023-2025

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) 2023-2025 Strategic Plan is the agency’s first, comprehensive strategic plan since CISA was established in 2018. This is a major milestone for the agency: The CISA Strategic Plan will focus and guide the agency’s efforts over the next three years.

The Strategic Plan builds on the foundation created through the CISA Strategic Intent published in August 2019 to guide the agency’s work and create unity of effort. In its role as the nation’s cyber defense agency and the national coordinator for critical infrastructure security, CISA works with critical infrastructure partners every day to address the evolving threat landscape. That approach is reflected in the CISA Strategic Plan, which focuses on how the agency will collectively reduce risk and build resilience to cyber and physical threats to the nation’s infrastructure.

To achieve the outcome of reduced risk and increased resilience, the CISA Strategic Plan describes four ambitious goals. Three of these goals focus on “how” the agency will work to reduce risk and build resilience, while the fourth goal focuses internally to ensure the agency is in a strong position to execute the CISA Strategic Plan, working as One CISA.

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