Clear Rate Communications Announces New Executive Leadership for the Next Phase of Growth

 Clear Rate Communications, LLC, a leading telecommunications service provider offering fiber internet, hosted voice, cloud and managed IT solutions to over 25,000 business and residential customers nationwide, hires key executives to facilitate growth, introduce new innovative products and expand their network.

“I’m excited and very optimistic with our early momentum and growth in the short period since our acquisition by L4, LLC, an affiliate of Linx Partners,” states Stephen Oyer, CEO of Clear Rate. “Our new and experienced executive hires have integrated seamlessly with our current leadership team and are in key positions to implement our aggressive next phase initiatives.”

As a result of the new leadership additions Clear Rate founders Sam Namy and Thane Namy will focus on their areas of expertise in finance and technology, respectively. Thane Namy said, “As Chief Technology Officer, I can now concentrate one hundred percent on new technology that makes our customer’s lives easier and businesses more productive.”

Tom Abraham, a proven sales leader with thirty years of success in the telecommunications industry, joined Clear Rate as Chief Revenue Officer. Tom will be responsible for helping customers grow their business and improving efficiency utilizing Clear Rate solutions and premium services.

“We’ve built and sustained revenue growth over the past twenty years to business and residential customers by expanding geographically and with technology that includes recently deployed fiber internet in the state of Michigan,” said Sam Namy, Chief Financial Officer. “I’m looking forward collaborating with the new team and leading fiscal efforts for this next phase of growth.”

Additionally, Doug Black has joined Clear Rate as Chief Operating Officer. Black has over 30 years of leadership experience in telecommunications services including fiber, wireless, voice and data center solutions. Over the decades, Black has proven himself by providing strategic and tactical senior leadership across operations, engineering, IT, customer care and network services.

Julie Kraemer has assumed the position of Director of Marketing. She is an accomplished marketing leader with over thirty years of experience within the telecommunications industry. Kraemer has worked for large fortune 500 companies as well as smaller, fast-growing technology companies. She is an expert at successfully raising brand awareness and expanding market share using an integrated and multi-faceted marketing approach.

In addition to the aforementioned executive team hires there were notable in-house promotions, including Shoneizi Lang who has been promoted to Director of Human Resources. She has nine years of experience in human resource leadership across various industries including telecommunications.

About Clear Rate Communications

Clear Rate, headquartered in Troy, Michigan, provides enterprise and consumers with a wide array of telecommunications solutions in over twenty states. The company’s enterprise-focused services include fiber internet, cloud servers, managed IT as well as cloud voice and hosted phone systems powered by Microsoft’s Metaswitch next generation voice platform. Since its founding in 2001, the Company has developed a reputation for both white glove and reliable service while continuing to develop advanced solutions in the ever-evolving telecom industry. Over the last five years, the Company has invested millions of dollars in constructing fiber infrastructure in the state of Michigan and a state-of-the-art data center with Cisco multi-100Gb switching fabric and multiple redundant systems.

With recent investment from L4, LLC, a newly appointed, experienced leadership team, and substantial infrastructure investments, Clear Rate is positioned to expand its reach and provide quality solutions for an even wider customer base. For more information on Clear Rate, please visit

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EloQ Communications announced Agency of the Year 2021 by Ad World Masters

 Vietnam-based public relations and marketing agency EloQ Communications won the Gold title in Ad World Masters’ Agency of the Year 2021 Awards, a unique digital competition that ranks participants based on big data technology. This award marks another achievement in 2021 for EloQ, after receiving “Best PR Agency” and “Best PR Practitioner” titles at the 3rd ASEAN PR Excellence Award.

EloQ Communications continuous recognition from international awards

Ad World Masters recently announced its Agencies of the Year for 2021 after evaluating more than 11,900 agencies in its global database. Out of which, only 94 agencies from 78 countries received the Gold title, accounting for only 0.79% of Ad World Masters agencies. EloQ Communications scored 9.4 out of the possible 10 points to win the Gold title for Agency of the Year 2021. The agency is the only one from Vietnam to achieve the title this year.

Agency of the Year is the unique digital competition by Ad World Masters, in which agencies are rewarded according to big data. The data have been processed by an AI algorithm and manually reviewed by the Ad World Masters Team to calculate the Agency Score and give an outlook on the agency’s potential. The result was ranked based on factual and objective criteria, including reviews, SEO, social presence, web performance, awards, and more. The strict ranking system, which combined both digital and human-controlled data, ensures the authenticity and merit of the award-winning candidate.

Bringing global standards and cutting-edge solutions into client’s local projects

EloQ dedicates its effort in supporting overseas clients to overcome cultural and language barrier, and get their messages across to Vietnam audience. Throughout 2021, EloQ Communications had successfully demonstrated its expertise and received continuous global recognition from many organizations and platforms. The agency earned its titles for many services, including public relations, social media strategy, digital marketing, content marketing, and influencer marketing.

EloQ Communications has been working with overseas companies doing business in Vietnam, including such diverse porfolios of clients from more than 30 cities and regions, companies in the Fortune 500 list, multinational and local entities. Some of EloQ’s notable clients are AstraZeneca, Intel, Grab, Viber, Duolingo, Hong Kong Tourism Board, Zoho,, Merck, Fiserv, Alipay, VIB, Fusion Resorts, Holiday Inns, Vietnam Recycles, and many more. “Following our recent wins at the 3rd ASEAN PR Excellence Awards, this new Agency of the Year 2021 title by Ad World Masters once again proves EloQ’s professionalism and international standards in executing PR & marketing campaigns in Vietnam and Southeast Asian markets. I’m grateful toward our EloQ members, partners and clients who have given us their support over the years for us to stand where we are today,” shared Dr. Clāra Ly-Le, Managing Director of EloQ Communications.

EloQ’s commitment to delivering outstanding services in 2022

In 2022, EloQ will continue to be the clients’ eyes and ears on the ground and voice in the streets. As a local expert, the agency focuses on the kind of outside-the-box thinking needed to get noticed in today’s crowded marketing landscape and make clients’ messages stand out.

In the modern PR landscape, EloQ Communications will continue to optimize digital tools and fuse them with the basic principles of PR to navigate our clients’ projects. EloQ is happy to combine local insights and expertise to generate custom communication strategies that best suits the goals of clients.

About EloQ Communications

EloQ Communications is an independent communications agency that acts as its clients’ eyes, ears, and voice in the Vietnamese market. Combining local expertise with a global perspective, EloQ works with foreign and Vietnamese companies of all sizes and industries to enhance their images and extend their reach in the Vietnamese market.

EloQ offers a range of marketing services, including PR, social marketing, digital marketing, influencer marketing, business and product branding, crisis communication, integrated strategic planning, and event planning. The agency values modernity, transparency, and flexibility above all.

For more information about EloQ and its services, please visit

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Canada – Opening remarks at the public hearing to consider Rogers Communications’ application to acquire Shaw Communications’ cable and satellite services

This proposed transaction is of considerable scope and would impact Canadians, producers, broadcasters and the industry as a whole.

By Ian Scott


Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Gatineau, Quebec

November 22, 2021

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Good morning and welcome to this public hearing.

Before we begin, I wish to acknowledge that the lands on which we are gathered are part of the traditional unceded Algonquin territory. I would like to thank the Anishnaabeg people and pay respect to their Elders. I also recognize that many participants joining the hearing virtually are located in different places and therefore may be situated in a different Indigenous traditional territory. I encourage you to take a moment to think about this.

Over the course of this hearing, we will consider Rogers Communications’ application to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Shaw Communications with respect only to its broadcasting assets, which include:

Shaw’s current ownership interest in CPAC
cable television services in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba
the national satellite television service, Shaw Direct
the national satellite relay distribution service, Shaw Broadcast Services, and
Shaw Pay-Per-View.

This proposed transaction is of considerable scope and would impact Canadians, producers, broadcasters and the industry as a whole. Over two million Canadians subscribe to Shaw’s cable and satellite television services. Many Canadians stay connected to their communities through Shaw’s community channels. Broadcasters and producers rely on funding contributed by Shaw for the creation of local news, community programming and independent productions. 

As with all ownership transactions, we consider the merits of the application under the existing regulatory framework, and it is the responsibility of the applicant to demonstrate that a transaction is in the public interest. In this case, Rogers bears the burden of proof.

As I have mentioned it previously, this application, and by extension, this hearing, strictly deals with the broadcasting component of the overall transaction announced by Rogers and Shaw.

We understand that the transaction also involves Shaw’s other business lines, including telephone, wireless and Internet services. However, we will not be reviewing any telecommunications-related matters during this hearing as the companies do not require prior approval from the Commission. These elements will be subject to review by the Competition Bureau and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. Therefore, I would ask interveners to focus on matters of concern to the application before us.

The Commission will take into account the intangible benefits that could result from this transaction, as well as the tangible benefits in the form of the financial contributions that would be made to the broadcasting system.

As this transaction impacts the ownership structure and governance of CPAC, it has been granted the opportunity to appear in its own right to answer questions pertaining to these issues and its operations.  

Finally, I would like to assure all parties that the application will be assessed on its own merits. As always, the Commission will base its decision on the evidence on the public record and presented as part of this hearing.


Before we begin, allow me to introduce my colleagues. The panel consists of:

Claire Anderson, Commissioner representing British Columbia and Yukon
Nirmala Naidoo, Commissioner representing Alberta and the Northwest Territories
Monique Lafontaine, Commissioner representing the Ontario region
Ellen Desmond, Commissioner representing the Atlantic Region and Nunavut
and myself, Ian Scott, Chairperson.

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Cédrick Lelièvre and Julie St-Pierre, Hearing Managers
Christina Maheux and Matthew Welch, Legal Counsel, and
Jade Roy, Hearing Secretary.

I would now like to invite Ms. Roy to explain the procedure we will be following.

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Communications Association of Hong Kong (CAHK) supports the new initiatives on telecommunications industry in the Chief Executive’s 2021 Policy Address

Communications Association of Hong Kong (CAHK) has expressed positive support to the Chief Executive’s 2021 Policy Address, in particular its new initiatives on Smart City as highlighted under the “Building a Liveable City”.

We welcome the Hong Kong SAR (HKSAR) Government’s plan to release more 5G spectrum by the end of October 2021 to meet the needs of various 5G services in terms of speed, capacity and coverage, it is fundamental to meeting the ever-increasing demand for data services.

On the promotion of 5G application, we note from the Policy Address that the HKSAR Government launched the Subsidy Scheme for Encouraging Early Deployment of 5G, subsidise more sectors to boost efficiency and productivity by adopting innovative 5G applications such as telemedicine, distance maintenance support and real-time safety monitoring in construction sites.

All these encouraging initiatives are welcomed by us and the industry. These initiatives will facilitate the implementation of the HKSAR Government’s Smart City blueprint, and anticipate a more prosperous future of innovation and technology, accelerate the digital transformation of enterprises in different sectors.

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CAHK is a non-profit making organisation incorporated in Hong Kong on 27 May 1983 following the announcement of deregulation of local communication products and services. It is the association for Hong Kong’s communications industries, with responsibilities across broadcasting, wireline and wireless communications, and other sectors in information communications technology.

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Omni Healthcare Communications & Res Consortium Form Alliance to Expand Medical Affairs Capabilities

LANSDALE, Pa.Aug. 19, 2021PRLog — Omni Healthcare Communications (Omni-HC), a US based medical communications firm delivering solutions for today’s scientific exchange challenges, is pleased to announce the formation of a strategic alliance with Res Consortium (Res) of the United Kingdom, a cross-sector leader in digital experiences, data synthesis and presentation supporting pharma, medtech and healthcare providers.  The alliance draws strength from two organizations with similar business philosophies and creates synergies in scientific exchange digitalization and digital transformation across North America and Europe.

The Alliance delivers results in needs-focused solutions with comprehensive, scientifically accurate data presentation, communication and dissemination management, optimization and innovation, as well as execution enhanced by targeted digital experiences for providers, payers and patients. As such, the Alliance is ideally positioned as a partner of choice in supporting life science organizations and healthcare providers to overcome the challenges of the changing global business environment in a post-covid world.

Examples of solutions include:

-Strategic Digital Consulting

-Guided Digital Transformation

-Medical Affairs Planning and Implementation Support Applications

-Scientific Digital Communication Amplification

-Stakeholder (Provider, Payer and Patient) Engagement and Decision Support Applications

-Medical Publication Development and Management

-ACE/IME/CME Management Assistance

“We are excited to be able to create a close alliance with Res as the Medical Affairs field undergoes digitalization and digital transformation.” Said Steve Casey, Managing Partner of Omni Healthcare Communications, “Both Omni-HC and Res have developed effective digital tools which can enhance scientific exchange. Working together we will make those tools available to a wider clientele and offer guided digital transformation to medical affairs groups.”  This is echoed by Mark Davies, Managing Director at Res Consortium, “Pooling sector and product experience in a partnership with Omni-HC allows key lessons learnt from both sides of the Atlantic to be translated into a new generation of tools and services for the life sciences and healthcare provider sectors”.

About Omni Healthcare Communications

Omni-HC is a full-service communications agency with a focus on scientific content development. We follow a client needs/problem solving philosophy designing and implementing creative approaches to timely scientific exchange. Omni-HC focuses on delivering improved patient outcomes by educating, empowering, and truly engaging all stakeholders.  Our highly experienced staff enables us to identify opportunities to optimize scientific communication and engagement for our clients. We use state of the art technology to amplify data presentation, communication, and dissemination to providers, payers and patients. Our pursuit of continuous operational improvement and incorporation of digital solutions has made Omni-HC a market leader in the emerging opportunities for digital enhancement and amplification of scientific communications.

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About Res Consortium

Res supports key stakeholders in the life sciences and healthcare sector through improving processes, improving people, and improving information through digitalization and digital transformation. We are experienced in developing digital programs for Providers and Payers and delivering solutions to both the public and private sectors of healthcare. Experienced in the creative synthesis of data into targeted digital experiences, we follow a client needs/problem solving philosophy with a focus on real world outcomes.

For more information, contact Mark ( or visit