Tom Forte, Director of Business Development and a Consultant at TMI, joined the firm in 1993. As a consultant, Tom assists TMI clients with nationwide certification issues for both IXCs and CLECs. He has been instrumental in the development of several of TMI's key publications including the Switched Access Study, a comprehensive review of interstate and intrastate switched access rate elements.
Prior to TMI, Tom worked for eleven years with ALLTEL, a large independent local exchange carrier. At ALLTEL, Tom served as a Senior Engineer in Network Planning, Plant Supervisor, Staff Manager-Budgets, and Tariffs/Cost of Service Supervisor. In these positions, he developed databases to manage inventory and budgets.
His accomplishments at ALLTEL included the streamlining of procedures through the creation of budget model and the successful development of rate case and tariff filings for three operating companies. Tom also held a variety of positions in his early career at ALLTEL in marketing support.
Tom attended Waynesburg College where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Science.
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You have thought that VoIP services are exempt from regulation. Not true! The FCC and states do require forms to be completed when a provider offers VoIP services.
Check out our podcast from TelecomReseller magazine about VoIP Regulation from #INCOMPAS16 with TMI's Tom Forte!