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Leslie Bonacum
847-267-7153
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Neil Allen
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CCH State Telecom Law Service Offers Unparalleled Up-to-the Minute Coverage

(Riverwoods, ILL., February 10, 2000) – As regulators and legislators rush to keep up with rapid changes in the telecommunications industry, new legal requirements and precedents are being set around the country every day. To help telecom professionals keep current with state developments nationwide, Telecommunications Reports International (TRI), the leading telecommunications publisher and a unit of CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), has introduced State Telecom Law Service. This electronic service is the most comprehensive state telecommunications legal resource available.  (To order call 1-888-224-7377, or visit http://business.cch.com.)

"State Telecom Law Service is unparalleled in terms of currency and coverage," said Victoria Mason, editor in chief of TRI’s flagship Telecommunications Reports, the journal of record for the telecommunications industry.

"Each business day, TRI’s news reporters, researchers and analysts track state telecommunications regulatory actions, court decisions and legislative developments giving subscribers a strategic ‘heads up' on what has just happened and what’s about to happen."

Timely Reporting on New Developments, Comprehensive Full-Text Available

State Telecom Law Service provides two invaluable resources – Legal Briefings and CCH Guide to State Telecommunications Law. Legal Briefings provides up-to-the-minute daily coverage of telecom developments in the courts, in the legislatures and at the state public service commissions. Its electronic delivery to the desktop ensures that subscribers are the first to get the word on critical rulings and decisions affecting telecom companies, their regulators and their customers.

From the Oregon PUC order on area code overlays to the Maine Supreme Court decision on wireless tower siting, Legal Briefings covers the full range of state telecom developments. In addition to Legal Briefings, subscribers to the State Telecom Service have complete access to the CCH Guide to State Telecommunications Law, which offers online the updated full-text, fully searchable laws and regulations for all 50 states. This electronic resource, available on the CCH Internetsm Research Network™ and CD-ROM, provides a critical combination of practical advice and primary statutory and regulatory authorities in this rapidly changing, contentious arena.

Including information on the prerequisites for doing business in each state, the filing of applications and steps for gaining regulatory approvals, reporting requirements, rates and consumer protection laws and regulations, the CCH Guide to State Telecommunications Law provides thorough coverage of all the state laws governing telecommunications.

To ensure fast access to critical information, the explanations, regulations and statutes for each state telecom actions are arranged in hierarchical menus so users can readily locate what they need, even without a citation or using search syntax. The uniform arrangement makes it easy to find similar provisions in the codes of different states, facilitating comparisons that allow professionals to advise clients more effectively and respond to market opportunities more quickly. To help users stay current, the database is updated weekly on the Internet and monthly on CD-ROM.

Availability and Pricing

Price for a one-year subscription to State Telecom Law Service on CCH Internet Research Network is $5500, plus appropriate sales tax.

For more information or to subscribe to this valuable service, 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 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 TRI’s 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.

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.

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Editors Note: Members of the press interested in a review copy of the State Telecom Law Service should contact Leslie Bonacum, 847-267-7153 or bonacuml@cch.com.

       


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