TRI/CCH INCORPORATED CompTel Debuts On-Line Book Store Showcasing TRI Products & Publications

Washington, D.C., October 4, 1999 — Telecommunications Reports International (TRI) and The Competitive Telecommunications Association (CompTel) announced today that CompTel now provides a "virtual book store" – offering 20 percent discounts on TRI products – through CompTel’s web site as a new service for the association’s 350+ member companies.

The on-line bookstore is being provided through a partnership with TRI, which publishes the industry journal of record, Telecommunications Reports. As part of the Affinity Program partnership with TRI, CompTel members receive a significant discount on TRI products, including Telecommunications Reports. TRI's Affinity Program also offers as a benefit to Association members weblinks and conference sponsorships and makes available industry experts as speakers for Association conferences, as schedules permit.

"The on-line bookstore is a win-win for CompTel and its member companies and for TRI," said H. Russell Frisby, Jr., CompTel’s President. "CompTel and its members now have on-line access to the latest industry news and analyses, and TRI receives valuable exposure to the leading competitive telecommunications service providers and their suppliers."

CompTel is the principal national industry association representing competitive telecommunications carriers and their suppliers. CompTel's 350 members include large nationwide and international companies as well as scores of smaller regional carriers and suppliers in all facets of the industry. Visit CompTel on the Internet at, or call 202/296-6650 for more information.

Telecommunications Reports International, Washington, D.C., is the oldest and most respected provider of communications industry information services. Since 1934, executives and policy-makers have relied on TRI’s comprehensive coverage and analysis of major industry issues and events in the multi-billion dollar communications business. TRI is a part of the Business and Finance Group, CCH INCORPORATED, a leading provider of tax and business law information and software. The company has served over four generations of business professionals and their clients, covering a wide range of legal and compliance topics including securities, insurance, banking, telecommunications, trade regulations and government contracting. The TRI web site can be accessed at, or call 202/842-3022 for more information.

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