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The following are hyperlinks to some of the best telecommunications information sources we know of.  We have done our best to categorize them into classifications which make sense to us.  And we do our best to keep the list updated.  Of course, web sites come and go.  Pages move.  If you find an error or something missing, leave us a comment.

Hopefully you will find them useful in your web adventures.



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Wireless - The third generation IP wireless project alliance - Third Generation Partnership Project alliance - The Bluetooth Special Interest Group - The CDMA Development Group - The unofficial i-mode FAQ site - The GSM Association - run by Intel - more details on GSM in general - The wireless Location Industry Forum for interoperability - The Mobile Computing Promotion Consortium - The Mobile Advisory Council - The web site of the Open Group - The Portable Computer and Communications Association - UMTS Forum home - Home of the Universal Wireless Communications Consortium - Wireless Application Protocol Forum - Another site on wireless security issues - Wireless Communications Association - Technology primers, market index, and covergae maps maintained by the WAP Forum - Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance - The Wireless LAN Alliance - The Cellular Telecom Industry Association web site
Benton Foundation - Wireless Communications - The Benton Foundation is a non-profit organization which provides access to documents related to national telecommunications issues. : Reports on municipal wireless and broadband projects - This is a good place to start if you need to research options for providing wireless options for your community.
PlanWireless is a newsletter devoted to telling local governments what the wireless industry isnt telling them.
The World of Wireless Communications - Antenna Siting - The Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) maintains a Web site which is sponsored by about 100 wireless telecommunications companies.
Scenic America - This national nonprofit membership organization is dedicated to protecting natural beauty and distinctive community character. Their web site has a section devoted to Telecommunications Towers, and they sell some excellent brochures and short publications that can help to educate local elected officials.


Security - The history and evolution of viruses from IBM - Find out about security problems on the Internet here - US Government site tracking cyber crimes - Information, tips, and data on Denial of Service attacks - FBI Computer Crime Squad - The "Global Palm Virus Information Center" - Non-profit organization dedicated to Trojan fixes - The magazines' web site - good source of info - Great scanning tool called Nmap at this web site! - International Computer Security Association home - The Information Systems Security Association web site - David Litchfield's site - Input filters for Web server applications - News, FAQs, and downloads for password cracking programs - Offers security information and training - the SANS Institute - Symantec's webs site w/database of all known viruses - Tools and a technically oriented digest in their Bugtraq section - IDS appliance based on SNORT - Home of the free/open source Intrusion Detection System (IDS) - IDS appliance based on SNORT - Offer free online scanner that probes TCP ports - Web site that demystifies the virus threat issues - Internet crime fighting organization


Fighting SPAM - The Spamhaus Project tracking products and vendors and efforts to fight SPAM


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Consulting and Small Business


General Resources - Dialup vs. broadband comparisons and much more - Glocal Clearing House for carrier capacity! - Some good VPN white papers available here - American Society for Quality - Business Communications Review - Home of The Bluetooth Special Interest Group - lots of technology info - ISP information, historical and much more - Taxonomies, reports, and breaking news - Analyst source of directories and DSML - Service statistics, monthly reports on cable service industry from Kinetic Strategies Inc. (Phoenix) - R&D consortium with test results and tutorials - Carries the technical specs for cable modem services
http://www.cetj,com - Windows CE Technical Journal - White papers on elliptic curve encryption - Home of the absolute best web search tool we have seen! - Back Orifice 2000 - Source for analyst reports - subscription based - DSL insight, information and more - General info on DSL - White papers, and more - Learn more about IPv6 here at this site - The Telecom Bee Hive - resources for Telecom professionals - 2.4GHz Home LAN - Internet articles and events for IT managers - Telephony Magazine - Lets visitors generate a list of ISP's in their area code plus lot's more - University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute - Directory of ISPs plus more - Info on IMT-2000 - LAN Times magazine home page - Reports, information and sources for optical and wireless - The Mail Abuse Prevention System for blackholing email spammers - UNC Chapel Hill, NC - Sunsite - National Science Foundation - National Institute of Standards and Technology - The Outsourcing Institute - A Superb Triple Play solution set - Wietse Venema's web site (computer security expert) - Voice over IP source information and more - Web Polygraph, free benchmarking SW for web proxy systems - The Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks advisory web site - Research project run by Swedish Royal Institute of Technology - Put your monthly planner on line and retrieve it from anywhere - News, analysis, tutorials, overviews and lots of other telecom stuff - Stay current on security and security issues in telecom/internet - Provides reviews and downloads of open source software - Steve Linford's anti-spam crusade www headquarters
httP:// - White papers and technology information on everything communications - Magazine - An online telecom magazine type site, news and more - Complete analysis of service provider rate plans - A great IPSEC VPN tutorial is available here American Show Management; ITEK Expo Americas Network; telcom news Broadband Telephony's Buyer's Guide and Digital Horizon Newsletter Business Communications Review magazine Softbank COMDEX, Inc.; unites computing, wireline, wireless communications and consumer electronics United Communications Group; CCMI Center for Communications Management Information; telecom tariffs and newsletters Cable Datacom News Communications News re networking for network managers, focusing on case studies and real-world solutions
http: /www./ Communications Week Webzine Comnet Trade Show Home of Teleconnect Magazine, Call Center Management Magazine & Computer Telephony Computer Telephony Integration; Call Center Solutions; Telemarketing; various trade shows Call Center Magazine CMS Internet Catalogue of telecommunications newsletters, management reports and market surveys. Listed on this site are hundreds of titles from leading publishers specializing in telecommunications, computing, media and related areas. Computer Telephony Magazine Computer Telephony Expo Data Communications Magazine Discount Long Distance Digest ICB Toll Free News. Toll-free information and support, advising corporate users, call centers, marketing firms and trade associations, on applicable marketing, regulatory and legislative issues. International Engineering Consortium; Supercomm expo and seminars Intelecard News magazine re pre-paid cards, primarily The Internet Telecom Observer; news source for all aspects of the telecommunications galaxy Infoworld magazine Internet Telephony; full telecom industry coverage Magazines and expos focusing on telecom agents/resellers and pre-paid calling cards M2 Communications provides timely worldwide coverage of key telecom/IT industry news and commentary Network World and ISDN News Outside Plant Magazine. Focuses on the "outside" environment of cabling, switches, poles, manholes, installation and maintenance for telephone and CATV voice and data. Telecom Digest and Archives; by MIT Telecom & Network Security Review. From telabuse and toll fraud to the latest in information security developments Telecommunications Online Telecom News On-line; sponsored by HP News: News on the "New Public Network" by McGrawHill Marketplace to buy and sell used telecom gear Teleconnect Magazine Telecom Publishing Group; Telecom AM newsletter on-line Telestrategies; telecommunication industry conferences, seminars, trade shows, newsletter "Insight"; Jerry Lucus; McLean VA News of the toll-free industry Wireless news on-line Cabling Business magazine, on-line; lot of references Washington DC Newswire; Coverage includes significant legislation on Capitol Hill, activities at the Federal Communications Commission and issues before the federal courts. 
American Public Works Association (APWA) - The APWA's Resource Center contains a great variety of documents, ordinances, and related materials on right-of-way management
Rural Development Telecommunications Program - Maintained by USDA, Rural Development. This site provides access to information and ideas for how telecommunications infrastructure and universal service requirements encourage and promote economic development in rural areas of the country.
International Right of Way Association - This industry group provides information to its members concerning wireless facilities siting issues.
Bioelectromagnetics: Current Risks & Concerns, EMF Interface
EMR Network - An organization of individuals and groups concerned about ElectroMagnetic Radiation
Federal Communications Law Journal - Published by the Indiana University School of Law and the Federal Communications Bar Association. Current and past issues can be reviewed and downloaded.
Federal Communications Law Journal, Telecommunications Related Links - This site provides links to many sources for scholarly legal articles in the telecommunications field
Government Technology magazine - This magazine Web site has articles providing a wealth of practical information on how local governments can use technology to improve services and enhance the quality of life in our communities.
Telecommunications Online - A monthly magazine covering carrier-class and wide area technologies worldwide. 
Technology Grant News - Identifies public and private sector funding sources for your program initiatives.

Verizon Foundation - "Verizon Foundation supports programs that create innovative eSolutions, help bridge the digital divide, foster basic and computer literacy, help enrich our communities, and create a skilled workforce." The premier independent telecom consultancy ATT Labs research The group that sets telecom standards, does research and publishes Bell Labs; a Lucent Div : Blue Book resource reference Huntinton Career Network Service developed and run by telecom specialists to search the Internet for telecom information for a fee An excellent resource with thousands of links to telecom entities and information, maintained by U of Mich Lynx Technology; tariff and service information Stuffsoftware; tariff and software resources Phillips Telecom Web; tariffs, magazines & lots of telecom resources Tariff data Telecom recruiters Richard, Wayne, Roberts; telecom recruiters Locate people and phone numbers Full, indexed text of the Telecommunications Act of 1996; legal services in telecom industry The Telecom Forum. Directory and resource center ATT toll-free number & Internet directory Vanity toll-free number locator Use the calculator at to compare & find the cheapest long distance carriers in your area. Unlimited long distance and T1 lines Micon Inc.; CIS, CRM & ERP Quality Assurance, Product Evaluation & Selection, Work Management & RFP Preparation Consultants.



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Legal Firms Focused on Telecommunications

  • Baller Herbst Law Group - This firm, with offices in Minneapolis and D.C., represents local governments on telecommunications issues. Firm attorneys are frequent lecturers at national conferences. The "Library" section of the site is where they post their articles.
  • Federal Communications Bar Association - Most members of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the FCBA are private attorneys representing telecom providers. However, there are a few public agency members.

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Telecommunications Supply Houses Anixter Kent Electronics Graybar Blackbox Hello Direct Pacific Cable; computer cables and networking supplies Sprint North Supply


Used Telecommunications Equipment Resellers 1Nation A-1 Teletronics Answer Point ARC Communications Aztec International Com-Sal, Inc. Comtel Digital Telecom D&S Communication Equipment ET&T Ensing First Alliance Gas International Genesis Communications Integrity Telecomm King Technologies Main Resource Inc Metrocom Music Supply Co. Pan American Platinum Communications; Lucent products Protech Comm. Inc. Resource Systems SAC Sharktel Source Inc. Supply Technology Target Distributing Co. Teledynamics Tele/Systems TruePulse Lucent Direct World Buying Network; lists dealers and parts NATD Telecom Trading Network The Channel; open world distribution; parts & suppliers overseas FirstFind; Sprint division with buy/sell services Telemarket Resources, Inc.; buy & sell auction on-line; Unused and refurbished phones and user-friendly business phone systems, office voice mail systems and related telecommunication equipment Ventura

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