CCH Guide To State
Telecommuniations Law Offers Unparalleled Electronic
(Riverwoods, ILL., February 4, 1999)
Now, there is a single, electronic source for the state
laws and regulations that govern telecommunications,
according to CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a
leading provider of business and regulatory law and
information. The CCH Guide to State
Telecommunications Law, now available on the CCH
Internetsm Research Network
(http://business.cch.com), CCH Online and CD-ROM,
provides a critical combination of practical advice and
primary statutory and regulatory authority in this
rapidly changing, contentious arena.
The Guide provides thorough coverage of all the
state laws governing the telecommunications industry,
from the prerequisites of doing business in each state
through applications, reporting requirements, rates,
services and consumer protections.
In addition to the "basic" law on public
utilities, CCH Guide to State
Telecommunications Law includes important
supplemental material from states government,
civil, criminal and welfare codes that affect
telecommunications providers, such as requirements to
locate "deadbeat" parents or to cooperate in
"With the passage of the federal
Telecommunications Act of 1996, state regulation of
telecommunications moved from the back to the front
burner," said Pam Maloney, managing editor of CCH's
Business Regulation Group. "CCH Guide to
State Telecommunications Law is designed to be an
essential resource for those who wish to maintain or
extend their franchises, or enter new markets."
Uniform Arrangement, Full-Text Coverage
Explanations, regulations and statutes for each state
are arranged in hierarchical menus so that users can
readily locate what they are looking for, even without a
citation or using search syntax. The uniform arrangement
makes it easy to locate similar provisions in the codes
of different states, facilitating comparison.
Explanations are electronically linked to underlying
regulations, statutes and applicable forms. Also, all
versions of the CCH Guide to State Telecommunications
Law include the full text of the 1934 and 1996
federal telecommunications acts.
In addition to hypertext linking, CCH software
supports simple and complex searches and retrieval by
The CCH Guide to State Telecommunications
Law is updated weekly on the Internet and online and
monthly on CD-ROM.
The recommended and minimum system requirements for
the CCH Guide to State Telecommunications Law on
CD-ROM and CCH Online are: a 486-50 MHz or better
processor (minimum: 386-50 MHz); 16MB or more of RAM
(minimum: 8 MB), SVGA 256 color video display (minimum:
VGA 256 colors); DOS 5.0 or higher and Microsoft®
Windows 3.1, Windows for Workgroups 3.11 or higher or
Windows '95. For CD-ROM delivery, a CD-ROM drive
compatible with Microsoft Extensions (MSCDEX) is also
required. CCH Online requires a modem connection (28.8 Kb
or higher recommended).
Over the CCH Internet Research Network, subscribers to
the Guide need only have an Internet browser
(Netscape Navigator 3.0 and above, Microsoft Internet
Explorer 3.0 and above or AOL for Windows 95) and an
Availability and Pricing
Currently, coverage is available for western states,
with expanded coverage of all states to be added
throughout 1999. Users will be able to obtain coverage
through the Guide for a single state, any group of
states or subscribe to cost-saving "regional"
Coverage for states in the Western region includes
Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada,
Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
Price for a one-year subscription to CCH Guide to
State Telecommunications Law on CCH Internet Research
Network and CCH Online is $250 per state and $225 per
state for CD-ROM; appropriate sales tax, shipping and
handling charges will be added.
Coverage for all states in the Western region is
priced at $935 for online or Internet delivery and $849
For more information or to subscribe to the Guide,
contact your CCH Business and Finance sales
representative at 1 888 CCH REPS (1-888-224-7377), call
1-800-449-6435 or visit the CCH Business and Finance
Group web site at http://business.cch.com.
About CCH INCORPORATED
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four generations of business professionals and their
clients. The company produces approximately 700 print and
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resources, health care and small business markets. CCH is
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web site can be accessed at www.cch.com.
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Editors Note: For a complimentary review copy or
illustration of the CCH Guide to State
Telecommunications Law, contact: Mary Dale
Walters, 847-267-2038 or firstname.lastname@example.org.