Vol. 17, No. 38
September 27, 2021
INCOMPAS Welcomes Gammill as Policy Support Manager
Join us in welcoming Kneeland Gammill, the new Administrative and Policy Support manager for INCOMPAS. A graduate of University of Mississippi, Kneeland earned a B.A. in Public Policy Leadership from the Trent Lott Leadership Institute and a B.B.A. in General Business with an emphasis in Manufacturing Engineering from the Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence. While in college, he was a Government Affairs intern for Jeffrey J. Kimbell & Associates and served as an Economic Development intern for the Downtown Memphis Commission. In his spare time, Kneeland is an avid golfer and triathlete. He is a former All-American Triathlete and has represented Team USA internationally.
Urging Congress to Vote Now on Infrastructure
As Congress prepares to act this week, INCOMPAS joined with the Fiber Broadband Association, NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association and Power & Communication Contractors Association in urging lawmakers to vote yes on H.R. 3684 - the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

"The vote on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a defining moment for our country and will benefit all Americans today and generations into the future," the groups said. "The $65 billion for broadband in this legislation is a game changer. It contains critical funding for individuals that lack broadband access everywhere, from a family living in a big city who is currently not able to afford internet service to a family living in a rural town who has no internet access because the infrastructure does not exist where they live yet."
Rev.io Member Spotlight Webinar Available On Demand
Missed our September Member Spotlight webinar featuring Rev.io? You can catch a replay on the INCOMPAS YouTube Channel. Learn how service providers can set the stage for their success by:

  • Exploring the convergence of telecom and managed services
  • Utilizing automation to address with the disrupted labor market
  • Maximizing valuation to leverage the hot M&A market
  • Modernizing their platform, and implications for billing
FCC Commits More Than $1.2 Billion in First Funding
Wave of Emergency Connectivity Fund Program
The FCC is committing more than $1.2 million for 3,040 schools, 260 libraries and 24 consortia that applied for support from the $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund Program. This first wave of funding commitments will provide students, school staff and library patrons in all 50 states and Guam, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia access to the devices and broadband connectivity they need to support their off-campus education needs. The funding will support 3,081,131 devices and 774,115 broadband connections, and help connect more than 3.6 million students who would otherwise lack devices, broadband access or both. Interested applicants can still seek program funding starting on September 28.