Telecommunications Act Information
Service online Now Available On CCH Research Network
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., May 11, 2000) Researching the law that is radically
reshaping the telecommunications industry is about to become easier with the debut in
electronic format of the authoritative Telecommunications Act Information Service
from Telecommunication Reports International. (TRI), the leading telecommunications
publisher and a unit of CCH INCORPORATED (CCH). The service will be available on the CCH
InternetSM Research NetWork, where subscribers can use a
variety of electronic research tools to find what they need quickly and accurately.
The Telecommunications Act Information Service Online, also known as TIS,
is a unique resource. It is based on the complete text of the Telecommunications Act of
1996 and four years of full-text related court decisions and FCC rulings all the
relevant documents since 1996 plus the complete text of the original
Telecommunications Act of 1934 as amended.
The complete 14-point compliance checklist to provide competitive service is also
available online. TIS also offers exclusive, inside perspective on what the latest
regulations and court orders mean in the monthly Executive Bulletin.
In TIS, both lawyers and non-lawyers who are responsible for regulatory
compliance will find what they need to research issues such as required network elements,
mergers, reciprocal compensation and universal service programs. TIS identifies
potential federal-state jurisdictional battles, follows a carrier through new market entry
and keeps its users on top of new legislation from Congress in a timely and easy-to-use
Long available as a loose-leaf service with monthly updates, TIS is even easier
to use in its new format on the CCH Internet Research NetWork. Subscribers require
no special software only an Internet connection and a compatible browser to
access TIS at any time.
Subscribers will quickly find what they need within TIS through a versatile
search function that can accept simple or sophisticated search expressions, including date
and proximity terms. A citation search lets users search by document number or citation,
while a "favorite search" feature saves search criteria so researchers can
resubmit the search at any time. Users can also search a list of retrieved documents to
further home in on answers.
The CCH "path" function records the steps in the research session, so it can
be reviewed and retraced at any time. A "keep list" allows researchers to create
and save a customized list of documents for further research or printing at the
researchers convenience. Research results can be saved in text formats that allow
them to be incorporated easily into subscribers text documents.
About the Author
TIS is written and researched by Michele Farquhar, partner at Hogan & Hartson,
who has studied, commented on and actually shaped wireless telecom law as a former
Wireless Telecom Bureau chief at the FCC. Ms. Farquhar and her legal team at Hogan &
Hartson provide exclusive, inside perspective on what the latest regulations and court
orders mean to the industry in the monthly Executive Bulletin.
Monthly Updates, Executive Bulletin
TIS is updated monthly with the latest developments from the legislature, the
executive departments and the courts. In addition, the monthly Executive Bulletin
provides "heads up" evaluation of upcoming laws and regulations in plain
Each law or ruling examined in the Executive Bulletin is hot linked to the full
Availability and Pricing
For more information or to arrange for a no-risk 30-day subscription to the Telecommunications
Act Information Service Online, call 1-800-449-6435. Price for a one-year
subscription is $1,295.
About TRI and CCH INCORPORATED
Telecommunications Reports International, based in Washington, D.C., is the most
respected provider of telecommunications industry news and analysis. Since 1934,
executives and policy-makers have relied on TRIs comprehensive coverage and analysis
of major industry issues and events. TRI is part of the Business and Finance Group at CCH
INCORPORATED, a leading provider of tax and business law information and software. The TRI
web site can be accessed at www.tr.com.
CCH has served more than 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. CCH is a wholly
owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer. The CCH web site can be accessed at www.cch.com. The CCH Business and Finance
Group web site can be accessed at http://business.cch.com.
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