Federal Regulatory

INCOMPAS represents the interests of the competitive communications sector before the Federal Communications Commission and other federal agencies, as well as in relevant court cases. 

We work with members to understand how current and proposed policies will impact their day-to-day and long-term business operations. In addition, we collaborate with a broad coalition of like-minded organizations – from consumer groups and industry associations to the public safety community and individuals that benefit from a competitive marketplace.

We also bring members interested in policy issues together as part of our Regulatory/Legislative Committee.  For information or to join the Regulatory/Legislative Committee, click here

March 2017
March 16, 2017
INCOMPAS Files Comment Supporting Level 3's Petition for Reconsideration of Broadband Privacy Order
February 2017
February 13, 2017
INCOMPAS' Recommendations to the FCC on Enabling Competitive Broadband Deployments
February 10, 2017
INCOMPAS Seeks to Preserve Key Exemption in the Broadband Privacy Order
January 2017
January 30, 2017
Consolidation, Not Competition Will Hurt Broadband Infrastructure Goals
January 23, 2017
INCOMPAS Comments on CenturyLink-Level 3 Application
January 11, 2017
INCOMPAS Comments on Commissioner Clyburn's #Solutions2020 Call to Action Plan
January 3, 2017
INCOMPAS Urges FCC to Reject Requests to Roll Back Market-Opening Rules and Policies in Biennial Review Proceeding
December 2016
December 19, 2016
INCOMPAS Files Reply Comments on AT&T's Petition for Forbearance From Certain Tariffing Rules
November 2016
November 7, 2016
INCOMPAS Supports More Wireless Competition in Montana
October 2016
October 27, 2016
Letter to Chairman Tom Wheeler
October 24, 2016
INCOMPAS Files Reply Comments in the FCC's Video Competition Proceeding
September 2016
September 13, 2016
Regional Association Letter Re BDS Reform and Verizon/INCOMPAS Framework
September 1, 2016
INCOMPAS Files Reply Comments on FCC Process Reform for Team Telecom Review
August 2016
August 24, 2016
INCOMPAS Responds to Faulty CenturyLink Claims
August 22, 2016
INCOMPAS and Its Members Defend FCC's Technology Transitions Order in the D.C. Circuit
August 19, 2016
INCOMPAS Comments on FCC's Process Reform for Team Telecom Review
August 10, 2016
INCOMPAS Files Replies and Addresses New Proposal in Business Data Service Proceeding
August 9, 2016
INCOMPAS/Verizon Expand Upon Previous Agreements
August 4, 2016
INCOMPAS/CVCC: Wheeler to Follow the Law, Unlock the Box and Bolt Together a Better Future for Consumer Innovation and Choice
July 2016
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.
July 11, 2016
Competition Paved way for 5G Revolution, Competition Must Guide 5G Future
July 5, 2016
INCOMPAS Statement on Netflix-Comcast
June 2016
June 29, 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 23, 2016
INCOMPAS: Fix Cable Customer Service Problems with More Competition
June 20, 2016
Competition Pushed 5G Innovation, Competition Will Drive 5G Deployment
June 17, 2016
INCOMPAS: Statement on Cable Industry Set-Top Box Proposal
June 14, 2016
Pickering/INCOMPAS: Open Internet Victory: Competition, Commerce and Cats
June 3, 2016
INCOMPAS to FCC: T-Mobile's "Binge On" is Innovative Competition within Open Internet Framework
June 3, 2016
INCOMPAS Letter to Chairman Wheeler:  T-Mobile’s Binge On is Pro-Competitive and Consistent with Open Internet Policy
May 2016
May 31, 2016
INCOMPAS Comments on the FCC's Privacy NPRM
May 20, 2016
INCOMPAS et al filed an Opposition to NCTA’s Extension Request
May 17, 2016
Interconnection: The First Amendment of Networks; The Facts on Internet Interconnection and Traffic Exchange - FCC Open Internet Policy and Recent Merger Condition Benefit Consumers
April 2016
April 28, 2016
INCOMPAS Statement on FCC Vote on Business Data Service, Ending Lock Up
April 25, 2016
INCOMPAS: Charter Conditions an Unconventional Victory for Interconnection
April 22, 2016
INCOMPAS Filing: Set-Top Box Competition Will Bring More Innovation, Create New Companies
April 22, 2016
INCOMPAS Submits Comments To FCC Urging Navigation Device Competition
April 21, 2016
T-Mobile, US Cellular, CCA Back INCOMPAS-Verizon Compromise for FCC Action on Business Data Services/ Special Access
April 21, 2016
Wireless Industry Supports FCC Action in BDS Market
April 15, 2016
INCOMPAS: White House Call to Unlock Set Top Box will Speed Up Competition
April 11, 2016
FCC Chariman Wheeler Sets Course for Business Data Services, Video Marketplace and 5G at the INCOMPAS Show
April 8, 2016
INCOMPAS: FCC Sets Course for the Future of Competition
April 7, 2016
INCOMPAS and Verizon Reach Some Common Ground
March 2016
March 21, 2016
INCOMPAS March 18 Letter Encouraging FCC Finding of Market Power in the Special Access Proceeding
March 18, 2016
INCOMPAS, CAA, CTIA, and CCIA Letter to FCC on Preserving Mobile Voice Service for Lifeline's Low-Income Consumers
March 7, 2016
Reply Comments in Response to Refresh the Record Public Notice on USTelecom Non-dominance Petition
February 2016
February 22, 2016
INCOMPAS Replies to the Large Incumbents on Special Access 
February 18, 2016
INCOMPAS Statement on FCC Move to Bring Competition to Set Top Boxes Market
February 17, 2016
INCOMPAS: Cable Companies Boxing you into the Past. #UnlockTheBox will set the Future Free
January 2016
January 27, 2016
INCOMPAS Comments in Special Access Proceeding
January 27, 2016
INCOMPAS: Wheeler Action Will Unlock the Box, Unleash Competition and Streaming Future
January 15, 2016 
Video Market is Broken, FCC Has Authority to Fix It
January 15, 2016
Networks for Competition and Choice Coalition Submits Reply Comments to FCC Retransmission Consent Form
January 5, 2016
INCOMPAS Supports TelePacifics Petition to Harmonize Copper Retirement and Service Discontinuance Rules
December 2015
December 2, 2015
INCOMPAS to FCC: Video Roadblocks Delaying Broadband Competition (STELA)
December 1, 2015
INCOMPAS Ex Parte Counters AT&T Claims on Special Access Reform
December 1, 2015
Final Comments of INCOMPAS on Good Fatih Negotiations NPRM
November 2015
November 25, 2015
INCOMPAS: FCC Pole Attachment Decision a Step Forward for Broadband Deployment
November 18, 2015
INCOMPAS and CCA'S Opposition to Additional Extension Request in Special Access Rulemaking
November 12, 2015
INCOMPASTM Reply to Charter Opposition
October 2015
October 30, 2015
Joint Opposition to Extension of Time for Reply Comments on DSTAC Report
October 29, 2015
Opposition of INCOMPAS, ITTA, NTCA, and Public Knowledge to Broadcasters' Motion for Extension of Time on Retransmission Consent NPRM
October 27, 2015
INCOMPAS Files FCC Comments in Support of Tech Transitions
October 26, 2015
Comments from INCOMPAS on Tech Transitions Further Notice
October 23, 2015
INCOMPAS Praises Introduction of Bipartisan "Dig Once" Bill to Increase Broadband Development
October 23, 2015
INCOMPAS and CCA's Opposition to Extension of Time in Special Access Rulemaking 
October 20, 2015
Networks for Competition and Choice—Press Briefing on Video Programming Reform
October 20, 2015
Video Reform Coalition Announces New Effort, Releases Survey Results at INCOMPAS Show 
October 20, 2015
NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association and INCOMPAS’ 2015 Video Competition Survey
October 15, 2015
FCC Move to End Lock Up Plans Will Open Competition
October 14, 2015
COMPTEL Opposes Charter - Time Warner Cable Merger
October 14, 2015
COMPTEL's Fact Sheet on Special Access Lock-Up Plans
October 14, 2015
COMPTEL'S Petition to Deny Charter/ Time Warner Cable Merger
October 8, 2015
COMPTEL's Comments on DSTAC Report - Supporting FCC Proceeding an Open and Interoperable Competitive Video Navigation
October 5, 2015
White Paper on the Continuing State Role in the Age of IP Networks
September 2015
September 30, 2015
COMPTEL Supports FCC Lifeline Move to Broadband
September 30, 2015
Competition Policy Drives Broadband Investment, Future of Video
September 30, 2015
COMPTEL's Lifeline Reply Comments on Lifeline Reform
September 30, 2015
COMPTEL's Reply Comments on FCC's 11th Broadband Progress NOI
September 21, 2015
COMPTEL Leads Open Internet Brief Filed in Suppot of FCC 
September 21, 2015
Open Internet Appeal - Intervenors Brief 
September 17, 2015
FCC's Data Driven Process is Key to Competition
September 1, 2015
COMPTEL Welcomes FCC Conversation to Unlock Set Top Box, Free Consumers and Competition
August 2015
August 31, 2015
Modernizing Lifeline Important for Broadband Future
August 31, 2015
COMPTEL's Lifeline Comments Supporting Broadband
August 21, 2015
Consumer Video Choice Coalition Urges FCC Action to Preserve Competition in Video Device Market 
August 6, 2015
FCC Tech Transition Vote is a Win for Competition, Business Customers
July 2015
July 23, 2015
COMPTEL's Fact Sheet on the Technology Transitions
July 22, 2015
AT&T Direct TV Merger Conditions Reflect Power of Open Internet and Interconnection Movement
July 21, 2015
Ex Parte Re: Applications of AT&T Inc. and DIRECTV for Consent to Transfer Control of Licenses and Authorizations
July 15, 2015
Charter’s Peering Policy Move Good News for Open Internet, Over-the-Top Growth
July 10, 2015
COMPTEL Praises Action on FCC Tech Transition
July 8, 2015
Trade Association Letter to Chairman Wheeler Supporting Competition Value in Tech Transitions
July 1, 2015
Unlock the Box: Consumer Video Choice Coalition Launched to Protect Consumer's Video Device Options
June 2015
June 26, 2015
COMPTEL Statement on FCC Chairman Wheeler's Brookings Speech
June 18, 2015
COMPTEL Statement on Lifeline Action at the FCC
June 16, 2015
COMPTEL Comments on Granite Petition
June 11, 2015
COMPTEL Statement on Denial of Open Internet Stay Request
June 5, 2015
COMPTEL, Level 3 Urge Commission to Resolve Pole Attachment Rate Disparities
June 4, 2015
COMPTEL Comments on Proposed TRS Contribution Factor
June 1, 2015
COMPTEL Files Reply Comments on Local PortabilityTransition Plan
May
May 27, 2015
COMPTEL Files Ex Parte on ILEC Special Construction Practices for Ethernet Services
May 22, 2015
Opposition of Intervenors to Petitioners’Motion for Stay
May 12, 2015
COMPTEL Files Open Internet Intervention in Support of FCC
April
April 30, 2015
COMPTEL Letter Urges Bipartsanship in FCC Process Reform
April 24, 2015
COMPTEL Applauds Demise of Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal
April 17, 2015
Letter of Opposition to Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger
April 13, 2015
COMPTEL Comments on Frontier Request to Acquire Verizon ILEC Operations and Long Distance Customers in Three States
March
March 16, 2015
COMPTEL Urges Expeditious Reform of Special Access Services to Address Default Granting of CenturyLink Forbearance Petition
March 12, 2015
COMPTEL Comments on Release of FCC's Open Internet Order
March 11, 2015
White Paper: Historical Perspective – Reclassification is the Best Solution
March 9, 2015
COMPTEL Files Reply Comments in Technology Transitions Proceeding
March 6, 2015
COMPTEL Joins with Associations in Asking the FCC to Reconsider its New Treble Damages Policy
February
February 26, 2015
COMPTEL Praises FCC Open Internet Action to Protect Consumers, Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs
February 24, 2015
COMPTEL Praises FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn for Her Commitment to Competition Agenda
February 10, 2015
COMPTEL Comments on Sen. Heller's FCC Process Reform Legislation
February 9, 2015
COMPTEL Brings Top Policymakers, Lawmakers and Industry Leaders for Competition and Innovation Policy Summit
February 5, 2015
COMPTEL Comments on Technology Transitions NPRM and Windstream Petition for Declaratory Ruling
February 4, 2015
COMPTEL Files Opposition to AT&T and Verizon Applications for Review of FCC Declaratory Ruling on Data Roaming
February 4, 2015
COMPTEL Commends Chairman’s Draft Order on Open Internet
February 3, 2015
“Don’t Comcast the Internet” Campaign Urges Regulators to Deny Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger
January
January 23, 2015
COMPTEL Responds to House Energy and Commerce White Paper on Regulation of the Market for Video Content and Distribution
January 23, 2015
COMPTEL Files Opposition to US Telecom Association Petition for Reconsideration
January 21, 2015
COMPTEL Remarks on Congressional Open Internet Hearings
January 21, 2015
Bipartisan Support for Open Internet Unscores Need for Strong Policy Actions to Prevent Blocking, Discrimination
January 21, 2015
COMPTEL Comments on State of the Union Address
January 14, 2015
COMPTEL Comments on President Obama’s Plan to Increase Access to Affordable Broadband
December
December 30, 2014
Associations Urge Light-Touch Policy Framework Under Title II for Strong Open Internet Rules
December 23, 2014
COMPTEL Urges FCC to Deny Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger
December 18, 2014
COMPTEL Commends FCC for Addressing T-Mobile Petition on Data Roaming
December 17, 2014
COMPTEL Congratulates FCC Commissioner O’Rielly on Senate Confirmation
December 12, 2014
COMPTEL Files Comments with OMB on Paperwork Reduction Act Issues for Rural Call Completion Rules
December 11, 2014
COMPTEL Points Out Discrepancy in Verizon’s Claims on the Impact of Title II on Network Investment
December 5, 2014
COMPTEL’s Opposition to USTelecom's Petition for Forbearance
November
November 21, 2014
COMPTEL Applauds FCC’s Adoption of Technology Transitions NPRM and Declaratory Ruling
November 10, 2014
COMPTEL Praises President Obama’s Plan to Protect Open Internet
October
October 31, 2014
COMPTEL Statement on FCC Technology Transitions Proposals
October 9, 2014
COMPTEL Congratulates Commissioner O’Rielly on Renomination to FCC
October 6, 2014
COMPTEL Praises FCC Chairman Wheeler for Leadership in Addressing Fundamental Issues Impacting Competition
September
September 19, 2014
COMPTEL Files Reply Comments in 706 Proceeding
September 19, 2014
COMPTEL Responds to House Energy & Commerce White Paper on Universal Service Policy and the Roll of the FCC
September 15, 2014
COMPTEL Files Reply Comments in Open Interent Proceeding
September 10, 2014
COMPTEL Ex Parte Highlights Need for Reasonable Rates, Terms and Conditions for Last-Mile Facilities
September 8, 2014
COMPTEL Files Reply Comments on USF Reform, Urging FCC to Complete Its Implementation of Phase II of CAF and Mobility Fund
September 4, 2014
COMPTEL Commends FCC Chairman Wheeler for Focus on Improving Broadband Competition
August
August 25, 2014
COMPTEL Urges Commission to Deny Comcast Acquisition of Time Warner Cable
August 18, 2014
COMPTEL Looks Forward to Special Access Reform as OMB Approves FCC to Proceed with Mandatory Data Collection
August 15, 2014
COMPTEL Supports Michigan PSC in AT&T Lawsuit Challenging Order to Comply with IP Interconnection Obligations
August 15, 2014
COMPTEL, MACC Amici Curiae Brief in Support of Michigan PSC IP Interconnection Decision
August 8, 2014
COMPTEL’s Response to Questions in House Energy and Commerce White Paper “Network Interconnection”
August 4, 2014
COMPTEL Comments on Emergency Petition Seeking Waiver of Rule Requiring Reduction in Originating Access Rates for IP-PSTN VoIP Traffic
July
July 16, 2014
COMPTEL Ex Parte Responds to USTelecom on Special Access
July 15, 2014
COMPTEL Comments in FCC Open Internet Proceeding
July 14, 2014
COMPTEL Files Reply Comments in CenturyLink Forbearance Petition
July 10, 2014
COMPTEL Supports T-Mobile Request for Clarification of Commercially Reasonable Standard of Data Roaming Obligations
July 7, 2014
COMPTEL Comments on the Commission’s Proposed Market Power Test for the CenturyLink Petition for Forbearance from Regulation on Enterprise Broadband Services Proceeding
June
June 27, 2014
COMPTEL Comments on Impact of Copper Retirement on Wholesale Markets
June 18, 2014
"Customers, Competition and the 1996 Telecom Act"
June 18, 2014
COMPTEL Members and Customers Meet with FCC Chairman and Commissioners to Discuss Benefits of Competition
June 13, 2014
COMPTEL Applauds FCC Chairman Wheeler for Opening Inquiry into Internet Traffic Exchange and Internet Congestion
June 13, 2014
COMPTEL Commends FCC for Recognizing Importance of Wholesale Access in Technology Transitions
June 10, 2014
FCC Chairman Wheeler to Deliver Keynote Address at COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2014 Convention & EXPO
May
May 15, 2014
COMPTEL Commends FCC Action to Implement Broadcast Television Incentive Auction
May 15, 2014
COMPTEL Urges FCC to Ensure Internet Remains an Open Platform for Speech and Commerce
May 13, 2014
COMPTEL Files in Support of Rural Call Completion Reporting Clarifications
May 12, 2014
COMPTEL Comments on Midcontinent Communications’ Waiver for Rural Call Completion Requirements
April
April 25, 2014
COMPTEL Comments on House White Paper on "Modernizing U.S. Spectrum Policy"
April 10, 2014
COMPTEL and Service Providers Urge FCC Not to Approve AT&T’s Technology Transitions Experiments Without Significant Modifications
April 10, 2014
COMPTEL, Service Providers Comment on AT&T Proposal for Service-Based Technology Transitions Experiments
April 7, 2014
COMPTEL Comments on E-Rate Modernization
April 2, 2014
COMPTEL Proposes Managerial Framework to Successfully Guide the Technology Transitions
April 2, 2014
COMPTEL Managerial Framework for Technology Transitions
April 1, 2014
COMPTEL Commends Precedent-Setting Michigan PSC Order Forcing AT&T to Comply with Interconnection Obligations
March
March 31, 2014
COMPTEL Comments on AT&T's Proposed IP Trials
March 31, 2014
COMPTEL Responds to FCC Process Reform Report
March 18, 2014
COMPTEL Applauds Defining Precedent for IP Interconnection to Benefit Competition and Consumers in Michigan
March 6, 2014
Competitors Ready to Join Technology Transition Trials
March 4, 2014
COMPTEL Supports Waiver of Rules Prohibiting Retention of Lifeline Eligibility Documentation
February
February 28, 2014
COMPTEL Files Comments on the Paperwork Reduction Act Inquiry Related to Rural Call Completion Rules
February 28, 2014
COMPTEL Comments on AT&T’s Proposed Wire Center Trials 
February 24, 2014
COMPTEL Comments on Retirement of Rep. John Dingell
February 14, 2014
COMPTEL Files in Opposition to CenturyLink Forbearance Petition
January
January 31, 2014
COMPTEL Responds to Committee's Questions on "Modernizing the Communications Act"
January 30, 2014
COMPTEL Comments on FCC Proposal for Technology Experiments
January 22, 2014
COMPTEL Meets with FCC General Counsel on Technology Transition Issues
January 21, 2014
COMPTEL Responds to Petition Regarding Declaratory Ruling on Cable One's Phone Service
January 16, 2014
COMPTEL Files Petition for Reconsideration in Rural Call Completion Proceeding