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ABIS Bankruptcy Telecommunications Manual Updated to Include BAPCPA Provisions

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ABI’S BANKRUPTCY TELECOMMUNICATIONS MANUAL UPDATED TO INCLUDE BAPCPA PROVISIONS

June 23, 2006, Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announced today the release of the Bankruptcy Telecommunications Manual, Second Edition. Written by the bankruptcy and financial restructuring experts at Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP (Washington, D.C. and Tysons Corner, Va.), the manual provides an overview of basic bankruptcy law for the telecom professional and basic communication law for the insolvency professional. Updated to include provisions of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA), the Manual examines the interrelationship and conflict between the Communication Act and the Bankruptcy Code. The Manual covers issues such as discontinuation of service, interconnection, non-discrimination in delivery of service, transfer and assignment of FCC licenses and more. Statutes and regulatory schemes and an index of key terms are included.

The Bankruptcy Telecommunications Manual, Second Edition is available for purchase ($15 for ABI members; $25 for non-members) through ABI’s online bookstore at www.abiworld.org/abistore.

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