INCOMPAS Pre-conference Workshop Focuses on Federal, State Issues

What happens in Washington, D.C., and the states can have a significant impact on your business – from who’s in leadership to the competitiveness of the marketplace.

All INCOMPAS attendees are welcome to learn more about hot policy topics during the pre-conference Policy Workshop, scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m.,  Sunday, Oct. 23, before The 2022 INCOMPAS Show, which takes place October 24-26.

Learn about the implications of current and future actions from the experts during the Policy Workshop. Sessions include:

  • Overview of Key FCC Decisions in 2022 – Even with a 2-2 Commission, the FCC has moved many items so far in 2022. This session will review key orders and highlight the impact on communications and broadband providers. Led by Hank Kellyand Chip Yorkgitis, partners at Kelley Drye & Warren.
  • Polygons, Propagation and the Fabric: What Providers Need to Know about Federal Broadband Data Collection – This session will review Broadband Data Collection (BDC) requirements, what to expect from the process, and the projected timing of when maps will be ready for the $42.5 billion Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program funding. Learn what the FCC’s BDC means for your company. Led by Carey Roesel, vice president and consultant for Inteserra.
  • Competition in Multi-Tenant Environments (MTEs) – For more than two decades, the FCC has wrestled with rules to promote the deployment of broadband technologies in apartment buildings and other MTEs, while also encouraging competition for service to tenants. Earlier this year, one of the first items moved by the FCC Chair was a revision to rules promoting competition in MTEs. This session will discuss the FCC MTE order, how we got here and how effectively the order lives up to its promise, and provide a guide to the new rules of the road in MTEs. We’ll also look at what the order means for service providers striking new arrangements and for existing arrangements that include revenue sharing and/or cooperative marketing provisions. Led by Steve Augustino, a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.
  • Trends in State and Local Government– State and local governments have always played a major role in the rollout of broadband networks, and with the incoming federal funding from the IIJA that role is quickly increasing. Join us for a discussion of current and future issues and trends in state and local government for deploying broadband infrastructure. Led by Alan G. Poole, a partner at Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLPo

The pre-conference Policy Workshop is open to all registered attendees at no additional cost. After the workshop, start your networking at the Welcome Happy Hour, sponsored by ZenFi Networks, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at BEZEL Bar in the Sheraton Downtown Denver.

Go to to register.