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Communications Taxation - Online Training and Webinar Schedule

Upcoming webinars (full schedule)

Mobile Industry Overview: The Technology and Service Evolution
October 7, 2020; 1:00PM - 2:15PM EST (Details)

Universal Service Fund - What's Next?
October 13, 2020; 1:00PM - 2:15PM EST (Details)

With the 2020 Annual Communications Taxation Conference postponed to April 26-28, 2021, we decided to develop an online training series to help keep our community up to date on key tax and regulatory compliance issues affecting the industry.

Format: The online content is series of on-demand training videos and live webinars from leading industry experts. See the list of available courses below. Additional sessions added monthly.

Cost: Online training sessions are free for folks who have registered for the Communications Taxation event next April 2021. See our pricing page for details on how to register for the Tax Conference. Otherwise, you may purchase the online course membership for $295. Click here.

CPE: CPE is included for live webinars. Webinars are free and open to TeleStrategies Taxation Conference attendees (any past program, or the 2021 event) or online members. Webinars are archived in the online training platform.

If you have questions, suggestions or content requests, please reach out to me below by email.

Sincerely,
Dr. Matthew Lucas, Program Chair
mlucas@telestrategies.com



Upcoming Live Webinars




Date: October 7, 2020; 1:00PM - 2:15PM EST
Format: Live webinar
Speaker
: Dr. Jerry Lucas - TeleStrategies

Pre-registration is required: Link

This webinar is for tax professionals who have to understand the underlying technology of legacy architecture 2G and 3G, the replacement with 4G and the evolution to 5G.  Topics covered include mobile business models, network architectures, data services, 5G network evolution, spectrum considerations and technology development. Also addressed are the expected new 5G MVNOs and LEO Satellite entrants (Amazon, Facebook, etc.)

Click here for the detailed agenda.




Date:
October 13, 2020; 1:00 - 2:15PM EST
Format: Live webinar
Speakers:
Steve Augustino – Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Brita Strandberg – Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

Pre-registration is required: Link

This webinar is for tax and policy compliance professionals who need to understand the current USF policy debates, reforms and their practical impact on providers. The speakers will cover contribution reform, one-way VOIP, COVID, procedural reform and leave time for Q&A.

Click here for the detailed agenda.

For an introduction to USF, see the "USF 101" session in the online training system.




Date
: October 21, 2020; 1:00PM - 2:15PM EST
Format: Live webinar
Speaker: Dr. Jerry Lucas - TeleStrategies

Pre-registration is required: Link

The webinar first addresses the "behind the Internet scene" of private enterprise organizations ( NSPs, IXPs, VPNs, Web hosting companies, content network distributors and others) that provide the Internet structure, how they work together, and the difference between residential and business access to the Internet. Key industry segments are then discussed (i.e., cable, telco, mobile, fixed, fixed wireless, electrical utilities and satellite operators) in terms of the their technologies, market focus, service offerings and regulatory/legislative mandates.

Click here for the detailed agenda.


On-Demand, Online Training Sessions




Recorded:
August 18, 2020
Speaker: Danielle Frappier - Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine
User review: 4.9 of 5 stars
Duration:
1 hour 15 min
Available in the online training system. Click here to access.

Description:

Universal Service Fund (USF) issues have long plagued the telecommunications industry and usually take emerging operators by surprise. This session provides a comprehensive overview of USF contributions and cover the key issues impacting reporting your revenues that are the basis for USF fees. Key topics include: issues in properly classifying services; breaking out revenues by jurisdiction; Form 499 and related instructions; and common pitfalls for each.

Click here for the detailed agenda.




Recorded: September 21, 2020
Speaker: Dr. Jerry Lucas - TeleStrategies
User rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Duration: 1 hour 35 min
Available in the online training system. Click here to access.

This webinar is for taxation professionals who are new to the telecom industry or need an overview update of the players, their markets, technology differences (at a very high level view) and survey of the services they provide that generate their revenues. Industry segments covered include: legacy wireline, cable TV and mobile wireless providers plus today's legacy wireline competitors and others (ISPs and the portals).

Click here for the detailed agenda.




Recorded:
September 22, 2020
Speakers:
Allison D. Rule - Marashlian & Donahue, The CommLaw Group
Jacqueline R. Neff - Marashlian & Donahue, The CommLaw Group
Jonathan S. Marashlian - Marashlian & Donahue, The CommLaw Group
Duration: 1 hour 10 min
Available in the online training system. Click here to access.

This USF audit session is suited for experienced telecommunications tax personnel involved with USF regulatory compliance activities, as well as new entrants offering (or looking to offer) telecommunications services and VoIP services. 

Click here for the detailed agenda.


Recorded: September 16, 2020
Speakers:
Ron Shelton - Compliance Solutions
Mark Lammert - Compliance Solutions
User review: 4.1 of 5 stars
Duration: 1 hour
Available in the online training system. Click here to access.

This webinar is for traditional operators expanding their cloud offers - and emerging cloud providers who are just getting started - and need to understand the basics of cloud computing; the underlying technologies and business models; what services are taxable; which services are not; how to classify and treat cloud services in the tax/rating/billing engines; and common pitfalls/mistakes.

Click here for the detailed agenda.


For details on pricing, access to online content, registration for webinars and important terms/conditions, please visit the online pricing page.