Telecommunication

Communication at a distance, especially the electronic transmission of signals via the telephone

Date/Location Details: 

INCOMPAS (formerly COMPTEL),  the leading trade association advocating for competition policy across all networks

Date: 
Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:30 to 18:00

The INCOMPAS Policy Summit will offer a special opportunity for communications and technology leaders to connect in Washington, D.C. Attendees will hear about the current state of affairs and the future landscape of the communications atmosphere from leaders in the industry, Members from Capitol Hill and the FCC.



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