Advocacy

Advocates for Competition

Since its inception in 1981, INCOMPAS has been a fierce advocate for a competitive communications marketplace, asserting that consumers will be better off and more investment and innovation will result with pro-competitive policies in the U.S.  Over the last three decades, lawmakers and policymakers – on a bipartisan basis – have embraced policies to promote competition in the communications marketplace.  As new technologies and services emerge, policymakers must remain vigilant that competitive choice continues to thrive and that the communications markets function in a way most beneficial to residential and business consumers.

Our members – competitive communications companies that deliver voice telephony, broadband, mobile and fixed wireless, wholesale, backhaul, video, cloud services and other applications, as well as their suppliers and professional partners – are driving our nation’s economic growth by investing in new networks and technology, offering innovative services to businesses and consumers, and creating good jobs in the United States. 

World-class communications networks and services are best achieved through a vibrant, competitive marketplace.  Both businesses and residential consumers benefit the most when they have the freedom to choose the provider that best meets their needs at the lowest cost. 

Our core advocacy mission is to work with federal and state agencies and Congress, and to participate in judicial proceedings where necessary, to ensure that pro-competitive policies and laws preserve wholesale obligations, so that retail wireline and wireless competition can thrive.  A healthy wholesale market promotes healthy retail competition, which is needed to ensure that consumers can access their provider of choice, that all providers can interconnect and that consumers can communicate seamlessly no matter which provider they choose.

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Featured NEWS
August 9, 2016
INCOMPAS/Verizon Release Third BDS Compromise Paper: Hail Rare Achievement, Uniting Every Corner of Business Broadband Market Around Future Solution

July 28, 2016
Letter to Chairman Wheeler: Study Demonstrates Economic Gains from Price Reductions in Business Data Services Market

July 28, 2016
WIK-Consult Report: Welfare Effects of Reductions in the Price of LEased Line Equivalents in the U.S.

June 14, 2016
Competition Paved Way for 5G Revolution, Competition Must Guide 5G Future

June 19, 2016
INCOMPAS Files in Support of Proposed Framework for Business Data Services Markets

June 27, 2016
INCOMPAS Statement: Expanded Verizon/INCOMPAS Business Data Service Compromise Brings More Competition 

June 27, 2016
Expanded Verizon/INCOMPAS Business Data Service Agreement

June 17, 2016
INCOMPAS: Statement on Cable Industry Set-Top Box Proposal

June 3, 2016
INCOMPAS to FCC: T-Mobile's "Binge-On" is Innovative Competition within Open Internet Framework

April 28, 2016
INCOMPAS Statement on FCC Vote on Business Data Service, Ending Lock Up

April 22, 2016
INCOMPAS Filing: Set-Top Box Competition Will Bring More Innovation, Create New Companies

April 21, 2016
Facebook Joins INCOMPAS

April 15, 2016
INCOMPAS: White House Call to Unlock Set Top Box will Speed Up Competition

April 12, 2016
13 Members Elected to INCOMPAS Board of Directors

April 12, 2016
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April 11, 2016
FCC Chairman Wheeler Sets Course for Business Data Services, Video Marketplace and 5G at the INCOMPAS Show

April 11, 2016
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April 7, 2016
INCOMPAS: FCC Sets Course for the Future of Competition

April 7, 2016
INCOMPAS and Verizon reach agreement on framework for the future of competition

April 7, 2016
INCOMPAS and Verizon reach some common ground on Special Access
 

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October 23-25
Dallas, Texas

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