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To encompass the changes to its members' business, COMPTEL, which was founded to represent competitive telecommunications carriers, is changing its name to, well, INCOMPAS.  

"In addition to competitive broadband providers, INCOMPAS now counts video providers, social media leaders, content providers, wireless companies, Internet companies, international leaders, start-ups and venture capitalists among its growing membership base," the association pointed out.

That growth includes adding Google, Netflix, Amazon, Twitter, AngelList, Level 3, XO Communications, Rocket Fiber and T-Mobile in the past 18 months.

INCOMPAS CEO Chip Pickering announced the change at the COMPTEL PLUS expo in San Francisco.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.