FAQ

 

What is INCOMPAS?
How long has INCOMPAS been in existence?
Why should we become a member?
Who are INCOMPAS’ members?
What do others say about INCOMPAS?
How do you become a member?
How can I learn more about the The INCOMPAS Shows?
How do I get in touch with INCOMPAS staff?


What is INCOMPAS?
INCOMPAS, which is based in Washington, D.C., is the leading industry association representing competitive communications service providers and their supplier partners. Learn more about our members and our mission.

How long has INCOMPAS been in existence?
INCOMPAS originated in 1981 as the Association of Long Distance Telephone Companies (ALTEL) to promote long-distance competition with AT&T. The association changed its name to the Competitive Telecommunications Association (COMPTEL) during a series of mergers with ALTEL, America’s Carriers Telecommunications Association, the Association of Communications Enterprises (ASCENT) and the Association for Local Telecommunications Services (ALTS). Through these mergers, INCOMPAS expanded its focus to include local telecom, wholesale and retail services, voice, video, data, broadband, Internet, cloud solutions and more.

For a complete history of INCOMPAS, click here.

Why should we become a member?
INCOMPAS delivers a broad range of resources to assist its members. We can provide you with the tools you need to compete in an ever-changing marketplace, and help you understand how new technologies and services, as well as policy changes, will affect your day-to-day and long-term business operations. 

We offer expert commentary and analysis that enables our members to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in Congress and state legislatures, as well as before the Federal Communications Commission, the Department of Justice, state regulatory agencies, and the courts. And we can be your advocate before these various legislative and regulatory entities.

INCOMPAS membership also opens doors to opportunities that can help you succeed in today's communications marketplace. Through our media and marketing channels, we can help you raise your presence among peers, competitors and customers.

Additionally, with INCOMPAS, you can expand your networking and sales opportunities at our industry-leading Spring and Fall INCOMPAS PLUS Conventions & EXPOs.  INCOMPAS members receive significant discounts on exhibit space, meeting rooms and registration fees; as well as priority access to prime exhibit space, sponsorships and speaking opportunities.  Learn more about all our member benefits.

Who are INCOMPAS' members?
INCOMPAS' members include entrepreneurial companies of all sizes that are innovating the way broadband communications products and services are delivered to businesses and residential customers alike. Our members offer a wide array of products and services, including:

  • Agents
  • Applications
  • Broadband
  • BSS
  • Cable TV
  • Call Center
  • Cloud Solutions
  • Consulting
  • Content
  • Dark Fiber
  • Data Center Equipment
  • Ethernet
  • Financial Services
  • International
  • Internet Access
  • IPTV - Local Voice
  • Long Distance
  • Long Haul Fiber
  • Managed Services
  • Network Design/Build
  • OSS
  • Outsourced Services
  • Point-to-Point Solutions
  • Private Data Networks
  • Private Lines
  • Provisioning/Ordering
  • RespOrg Services
  • Retail Services
  • SONET
  • Switching
  • Systems Integrator
  • VARs
  • VoIP
  • Web Design
  • Web Hosting
  • Web Conferencing
  • Wholesale Services
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Wireless Services

What do others say about INCOMPAS?
INCOMPAS members, as well as The INCOMPAS Shows' exhibitors, sponsors and attendees, appreciate the opportunities provided by the association – from policy advocacy and education to networking and deal-making at our annual conventions. Read more of what others are saying about INCOMPAS.

How can I become a member?
Companies can join INCOMPAS in one of four membership categories:

  • Service Provider (Voting) Member: Communications service providers (including VoIP service providers) with annual revenues of less than $70 billion. Service provider members are eligible to vote on association matters and to serve on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
  • Supplier Associate Member: Companies engaged in the provision of communications facilities (e.g., network construction, but not companies engaged as “carrier’s carrier”), systems (e.g., billing and OSS software), equipment, and services (e.g., network management and technical planning) to communications service providers.
  • International Associate Member: Non-U.S. entities deriving revenues predominantly from non-U.S. sources.
  • Professional Associate Member: Attorneys, consultants, financial institutions and professional services firms.

How can I learn more about the The INCOMPAS Shows?
Visit our The INCOMPAS Shows website.

How do I get in touch with INCOMPAS staff?
INCOMPAS is located at:
1200 G St. NW
Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-296-6650
Fax: 202-296-7585

To find a specific staff member, please visit the Contact Us page.


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The 2017 INCOMPAS Show
April 3-5, 2017
New Orleans, LA

Morial Convention Center