Press Release

June 2, 2014 — WASHINGTON, D.C. – COMPTEL, the leading trade association for the competitive communications industry, continues to enhance the diversity of its membership. During the first half of 2014, COMPTEL added 16 new companies that deliver cloud, fiber, wireless and broadband solutions, as well vital products and services for providers. In addition, XO Communications – represented by Lisa Youngers, vice president and assistant general counsel for Federal Affairs – has joined COMPTEL’s board of directors.

“As the communications industry has evolved, so has COMPTEL’s mission and membership,” said COMPTEL CEO Chip Pickering. “With the success of our advocacy efforts and the wealth of opportunities we provide to companies interested in building their business, amplifying their brands and educating their employees, businesses in all sectors of the communications market are seeing the value in a COMPTEL membership.”

The companies that have joined COMPTEL during the first half of the year include:

  •     ACN
  •     Cavalier Wireless, LLC
  •     Ciena
  •     CoastCom, Inc.
  •     Comspan Communications, Inc.
  •     Goodin, MacBride, Squeri, Day & Lamprey, LLC
  •     INDATEL Services LLC
  •     InfoVista
  •     NetSapiens, Inc.
  •     Neutral Path Communications LLC
  •     Spread Networks
  •     Telecom Professionals, Inc.
  •     TNCI Operating Company
  •     Transition Networks
  •     United Fiber & Data
  •     XO Communications

COMPTEL offers a number of important benefits to members, including expert advocacy before the Federal Communications Commission and on Capitol Hill; enhanced networking and sales opportunities at the twice-annual COMPTEL PLUS Convention & EXPO; discounts on exhibits and other products and services offered by our preferred providers; and valuable education at conferences and via webinars throughout the year.

For more information about COMPTEL membership, please contact Kevin Morris at or call 202-296-6650.

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