VoIP Workshop at COMPTEL PlusTake a look at the terrific line up we have for our FREE 1/2 Day VoIP Workshop at COMPTEL PLUS on Thursday, September 26, 2013, in Orlando.


Striking the Right Balance with VoIP: A Primer on Maintaining Compliance while Improving Profits and Gaining a Competitive Edge

Presented by Technologies Management, Inc.

As regulatory requirements for VoIP providers evolve, so must a company’s business strategy. During this half-day workshop speakers from a  cross section of companies will explain their business strategies and what they’ve done to establish or maintain regulatory compliance, improve profits, and continue to grow market share. You will learn about cable and non-cable company perspectives on VoIP regulation. Speakers will examine the business implications of providing direct numbering resources to VoIP providers and who is in the best position to prosper. You will also learn about the financial impact of alternatives to the VoIP “Safe Harbor” option for reporting revenues that may reduce federal universal service and other fees that can erode your bottom line.

Session I. VoIP Regulatory Strategies: One Size Does Not Fit All  – Cable and non-cable company experts will explore relative merits of alternative regulatory strategies for competing in the telephony/VoIP markets.

Moderator: Carey Roesel, Vice President and Consultant, TMI


Teri Natoli, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Time Warner Cable

Joi Philpott, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Cox Communications

Lisa Youngers, Vice President, Federal Affairs, XO Communications

Greg Darnell, Director-ILEC Relations, Cbeyond Communications


Session II. VoIP Numbering: How It Works and the Impact on Business Models – Panelists will examine the operational, legal, and regulatory implications of providing direct numbering resources to VoIP providers.

Moderator:  Sharon Thomas, Vice President and Consultant, TMI


Joe Mullin, Vice President, Network Operations, Smart Edge

Greg Rogers, Deputy General Counsel, Bandwidth.com

Dave Malfara, President and CEO, ETC Group

Rich Fruchterman, Associate General Counsel, Neustar


Session III. Optimizing Your Form 499 Strategy:  Safe Harbor vs. Traffic Study and Managing Exemptions – Panelists will discuss ways your company can maintain its competitive edge by exploring alternatives to the VoIP “Safe Harbor”, options for strategic end user charges,  and best methods for managing exemptions to help reduce your Federal USF and other fees, that can swing prices by as much as 10 percent.

Moderator:  Connie Wightman, President and Chairman, TMI


Sharon Thomas, Vice President and Consultant, TMI

Ryan Rapolti, Vice President, Operations, Voxbeam

Samantha Maqueo, Sr. Tax Analyst, Cox Communications

Other speakers will be announced.

We will keep you posted!

COMPTEL PLUS will be held Monday through Thursday, Sept. 23 – 26, 2013 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. This is a little different schedule (in the past, COMPTEL PLUS has started Sunday evening and concluded on Wednesday around noon). Don’t let the schedule change throw you. It will another super conference. We are exhibiting in Booth # 519 and we are thrilled to host the Thursday Workshop. Everyone at TMI hopes to see you there.


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VoIP Workshop 9-26-13