News of Note—Sonus Networks, FCC, Avalara and more

august 8 2017

> Sonus Networks announced that following the recent completion of the Sonus and GENBAND mergers, the ticker symbol of the company's common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market will change to "RBBN" effective upon the commencement of trading on Wednesday. Release  

> SaaSOptics has partnered with Avalara, a leading provider of tax compliance automation, to offer Avalara's AvaTax to SaaSOptics customers. Release

> An expansion of rural broadband could be in the works after the Federal Communications Commission released a proposed update to the Rural Health Care Program that indicates rural areas are struggling to provide advances in healthcare. Healthcare IT News article

> Although 85% of school districts in a CoSN survey have met the FCC’s short-term broadband goals, 71% of respondents said they would need to update their entire infrastructure to meet long-term goals set out by the agency. THE Journal article