Reflections on 40 Years of Competition, and a Look to the Future

Tuesday, October 26
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Chip Pickering


Dale Schmick
COO (ret.)
Terracom Wireless


Kurt Van Wagenen
President and CEO
FirstLight Fiber 


Deborah Ward
Founder and CEO
Televergence Solutions Inc.


For four decades, INCOMPAS has been leading the charge to bring competition and innovation to the communications marketplace. Starting with a mission to open the long distance telephony market, the association has diversified and expanded and today reflects the evolution of the communications industry.  

While INCOMPAS’ membership is broad, its work and mission remains absolute and continues to drive innovation and bring choice to all facets of communications driving deployment of new fiber and wireless networks, greater access to broadband,  content delivery, lower prices and more choice. 

During this panel featuring leading executives who have served as chairs of the INCOMPAS Board of Directors, we will take a look back at the industry's history and the association's achievements through the years. Panelists also will highlight the important role INCOMPAS and its members play as we move to a 5G future and work to ensure universal broadband coverage.