Communications & Media

Strengthen Connections

Companies in the communications and media industries are positioned for significant opportunity as innovative technologies evolve the business landscape. Expansive regulatory requirements, tax laws, and aggressive competition, however, can easily stand in the way of growth.

Navigate these developments with strategic business solutions to help you stay ahead of change and cohesively address your financial needs, federal and state compliance issues, and other challenges.

Discover how our services can help your business focus on what matters most: keeping your customers connected and engaged.

Confront Industry Challenges

Confront common issues with our industry-smart services.

Stay Competitive

From regulatory changes to growing competition, your business will always face some form of uncertainty. How you manage these changes is key to stay competitive, increase efficiency, and operate your business to its full potential.

Prepare your business for unexpected challenges and stay profitable with our Telecommunications Consulting Practice.  

Manage Transaction Taxes

Determining when and in which state and local tax jurisdictions your business has nexus can be incredibly complex, especially as jurisdictions expand nexus laws to collect tax revenue in response to the Wayfair v. South Dakota Supreme Court ruling.

Navigating the taxes and fees that apply to telecommunications, information services, and other revenues that vary by jurisdiction—regardless of whether providers are regulated or unregulated—is key to assess the tax impacts to your business and your customers. This can be an especially complicated task for businesses that have numerous revenue streams and must map taxes and fees.

Assess and reduce the risks posed by taxing and regulatory agencies with guidance from our professionals. Educating your business leaders on the nuances of industry tax implications, we can help you develop strategic tax plans that inform your business initiatives.

Maintaining compliance with state and local tax and fee obligations can help:

  • Predictably measure anticipated cash outflow
  • Prevent disruption to customers who often pay the passed-on indirect taxes
  • Predictably measure financial statement liabilities, including Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification® (ASC) 450 contingent losses

We can help you maintain compliance with and plan for impacts from sales and use tax, gross receipts tax, utility tax, excise tax, E911 fees, federal excise tax, federal and state universal service charges, telecommunications relay services fees, and other fees and surcharges.

Our state and local tax services can also provide support with:

  • Nexus studies, transaction tax analysis, tax decision matrices, and tax engine implementation
  • Taxability analysis for regulated and unregulated providers
  • Voluntary disclosure and amnesty and controversy representation
  • Refund claims and private letter rulings

Stay compliant and work to increase your recovery amounts with our State & Local TaxVoluntary Disclosure Agreements, and Sales & Use Tax Compliance Services.

Make Data-Driven Decisions

Managing multiple data sources and reports can drain time and resources, but customized management insight platforms can allow your team to leverage numerous data sets and track key performance indicators.

Transform traditional processes into a streamlined set of reports, dashboards, and analytic tools to help fully leverage your data and make better-informed decisions.

Stay ahead of the curve with financial forecasting and benchmarking and enhance your data analytics operations with our Business Intelligence, Visualization & Dashboard Services.

Confidently Execute Deals

As the communications landscape evolves, sales and acquisitions continue to increase in frequency. It’s crucial to understand your current value compared to your competition.

Before engaging with investors, you should define your personal and business goals, as well as options for potential investments and their implications.

Prepare your business for any deal with our Transactions, Valuations, and Due Diligence Services.

Protect Data and Assets

Communications companies and their management teams are frequent targets of cyberattacks, with opportunities for cybercriminals to infiltrate your system and cause costly breaches increasing.

Testing your current systems can evaluate your safety levels and identify controls you need for further preventive measures.

Combat attacks on your business, assets, and data with our Cybersecurity Services.

We’re All In

Companies across the communications and media spectrum trust us with their business approach including:

  • CATV and IPTV providers
  • Competitive local exchange carriers
  • Incumbent local exchange carriers
  • Fixed and wireless internet service providers
  • Mobile wireless providers
  • Transport and backhaul providers


Broadband & ISPs

Address compliance, technology, and other challenges for broadband network providers and internet service providers (ISPs).

Explore Featured Resources

Make stronger business decisions and stay informed on the latest industry trends with our articles, guides, monthly webcast series, and other resources.


Telecommunications Subscription

Stay ahead of disruption and learn to improve business operations with our monthly Telecommunication Program Subscription. The subscription includes a monthly regulatory update and compliance webcast, monthly FCC report, timely Alerts, and special webcasts on high-profile regulatory matters.

Valued Industry Perspectives

Unbound from big-firm conventions, our collaborative approach takes the time to understand your unique business needs and contextualize how they may be impacted by the greater industry.

Moss Adams has served the communications and media industry since 1957, guiding businesses as technologies rapidly transformed how we connect and learn. And we’ll be here for whatever the future holds.

Our clients aren’t the only industry leaders who look to us for guidance. We frequently collaborate with more than 50 influential industry organizations including the NTCA, WTA, and other national and state associations.

In addition, our Telecommunications Seminar Series has helped businesses navigate the unique environment in which telecommunications providers operate for more than 20 years. Our annual management conference also brings industry leaders together to explore the trends and developments that will shape the industry’s future.


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