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Multitenant Building Telecommunications Access Study
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Appendix 3: Bibliography of Articles and Publications

Media Coverage of ATIC's MBTAS

State Telecom Council Releases "Smart Building" Study
by J. Craig Anderson, Technology column lead story, The Business Journal Phoenix (, 2/21/2000 (

Get Smart: Tech Innovations Help Buildings Hook Up to the New Economy (Management, Flexibility as Key as Location)
by J. Craig Anderson, Real Estate Insert, The Business Journal Phoenix (, 2/21/2000, Quotes Mark Goldstein and mentions this study and its recommendations to Arizona lawmakers and regulators

Smart Buildings: Valley Office Buildings "Get Smart"
by Mike Padgett, The Business Journal Phoenix (, 12/24/99, quotes Mark Goldstein and discusses the Arizona Telecommunications and Information Council (ATIC) Multitenant Building Telecommunications Access Study (MBTAS) in reviewing issues with smart buildings and access to advanced services

Miscellaneous Articles and Coverage in the Popular and Trade Press

Developers, Wireless Firms Feud Over Building Access
by Kent Hoover, The Business Journal Phoenix (American City Business Journals -, 09/10/99

Congress Needs to Open the Door for Telecom Access
by William J. Rouhana, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Winstar Communications, The Tribune (Mesa, Arizona), 07/04/99 (

Telecom Battle Erupts Deep Inside Buildings
by Barbara Martinez, The Wall Street Journal (, 09/01/99

'Forced Entry' Draws Forceful Debate Before FCC
Communications Today (Phillips International, Inc.), 08/30/99

Regulation & Policy: Alternatives to the Local Phone Loop Stumble on Cost, Property Rights, and Slow PCs
by Stephen N. Brown, Lightwave (, 10/99

Telecommunications Spur Competition
The Florida Times Union, 04/28/99, covers Florida PSC study and pending state legislation

Let Tenants Shop for Phone Service
St. Petersburg Times, published March 29, 1999 (

Mission: Internet access made easy
by Margie Semilof, Computer Reseller News, 12/13/99, Integrators team with real estate firms to provide service in multitenant buildings

Transforming the Enterprise: Commercial Realtors Look for an Internet Jump Start
by Joe Mullich, Internet Week, 12/13/99 (

Wiring the Skyscrapers: Companies like Allied Riser and Broadband Office are targeting a lucrative but volatile telecom market: Office buildings
by Jason Krauseby, The Industry Standard, 03/13/2000, (,1151,12740,00.html)

Retro landmark gets avant-garde network: An old building can be given a new soul, but only after design and engineering are pushed to their limits
by Herb Hauser, Lightwave, March 2000, (

The Broadband Building
by John Jainschigg and Bill Michael, Computer Telephony, January 2000 (

Apartment Industry Testifies That Forced Telecommunications Access Legislation Stifles Competition
in Realty Times (, 05/19/99 (

Network World Magazine

Wireless carriers want space on your roof: Wireless local loop carriers seek regulatory help to reach office building users
by David Rohde, Network World, 06/07/99 (

There's a rumble on the rooftop
by David Rohde, Network World, 06/28/99 (

Qwest-backed wireless data player (Advanced Radio Telecom) wins building access
by David Rohde, Network World, 07/13/99 (

Realty group slams CLEC access plans
by David Rohde, Network World, 09/20/99 (

Cyber-condominiums are wired for ADSL
Network World, 03/30/98

State & Local Communications Report (Telecommunications Reports International):

(Relevant articles linked from
Toned-Down Bill Directs Florida PSC to Study Rates, State & Local Communications Report
05/08/98 (also reports on legislation requiring PSC to study and report on access to subscribers in multitenant environments)

Building Managers Seek More Cooperation
by Brian D. Hammond, State & Local Communications Report, 05/22/98

California Bill Would Limit Carriers' Eminent Domain Rights
State & Local Communications Report, 03/05/99

CLECs: States Can't Solve Building-Access Problem
State & Local Communications Report, 05/21/99

Competitors Demand Access to ROW, Buildings
State & Local Communications Report, 06/18/99

Riser Management Systems - Riser Connections Newsletter Articles

(Relevant articles linked from
The FCC Demarcation Ruling Regarding Minimum Point of Entry, September 1997
FCC Wraps Up Major Portion of Inside Wiring Issue, September 1997
The Eyes of Texas are Upon Your Wires, December 1997
Smart-Wiring New York, Winter 1998
Telecom Planning 101: What's Up Your Sleeves?, Spring 1998
Renaissance Retrofit in Chicago, June 1998
Rooftop Revenue Review, December 1998
Fiber in the Sky, December 1998
Wired for Wireless: From Riser to Rooftop, December 1998
Mandatory Access, March 1999
State Mandatory Access Laws, March 1999
Highlights of Pending California Legislation, May 1999
California Legislature Confronts Mandatory Access, May 1999
Equipping Buildings for the Internet Age, November 1999
Ensuring Tenant Choice of Telecommunications, November 1999
Riser Leads Clients in Filing Comments with FCC, November 1999

Miscellaneous Related Publications

Multitenant Building Telecommunications Access Study (MBTAS)
published by the Arizona Telecommunications & Information Council (ATIC), written by Mark Goldstein, International Research Center, March 10, 2000 (this report -

Report on Access by Telecommunications Companies to Customers in Multitenant Environments
Florida Public Service Commission (PSC), February 1999 (On the web not including Appendix A - Other State Statutes at

The First 100 Feet: Options for Internet and Broadband Access
by Deborah Hurley and James H. Keller (eds.), The MIT Press (A Publication of the Harvard Information Infrastructure Project), 1999, ISBN 0-262-58160-4 (; Recasts the "problem of the last 100 feet" as "the opportunity of the first 100 feet"

Challenge Paper: Telecommunications Access to Highway Rights-of-Way
from the Western Governors Association (WGA), (

Defending the Internet Revolution in the Broadband Era: When Doing Nothing is Doing Harm
Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE -, August 1999 (

America's High-Tech Economy: Growth, Development, and Risks for Metropolitan Areas
by Ross DeVol, Perry Wong, John Catapano, and Greg Robitshek, The Milken Institute, July 13, 1999 (

The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual
( from The Cluetrain Manifesto (

Real Estate Related Publications

Wired for Profit: The Property Management Professional's Guide to Capturing Opportunities in the Telecommunications Market
by Michael Dworkin and Andrew Montrol, Published by Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and National Apartment Association (NAA), 1998 (Information available at

What Office Tenants Want: Building Features, Amenities and Services
Published by Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and Urban Land Institute (ULI), 1999 with coverage including "smart" buildings and technologically advanced systems (Information available at

Doing Telecommunications Deals: Turning the Roof and Basement Into Cash Cows
including a Lease Clause Critique: Comparing Clauses From Three Different Telecommunications Deals, Leasing Professional ( Special Topics Report STR 1570

Making a Smart Deal with the Wireless Service Company: The Second Wave of Wireless Hits the Landlord's Beach
with Lease Clause Critique: Excerpts From a Pro-Tenant Telecommunications Site Lease, Leasing Professional ( Special Topics Report STR 1520 (Note: M. P. Chemodurow, Scottsdale, AZ at Telephone: (480) 905-8554)

Real Estate Aspects of New Telecommunications Laws
by Robert F. See, Jr. and C. Brian Cassidy of Locke Purnell Rain Harrell (A Professional Corporation, Austin, Texas) for the 30th Annual Mortgage Lending Institute, September 1996. (

A New Era in Telecommunications: Impositions and Opportunities for Owners and Managers of Real Estate
by Lawrence R. Freedman, Arter & Hadden Real Estate Trends, January 1999 (

New Federal Communications Commission Limitations on Restrictions Governing the Placement of Video Receive Antennas on Rental Property
by Mark Van Bergh, Arter & Hadden Real Estate Trends, January 1999 (

Checklist for Leasing Antenna Space to Third Parties
by Errol M. Stone, Arter & Hadden Real Estate Trends, April 1997 (

Building Telecommunications Cabling/Wiring Standards

Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)/Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA)
Telecommunications Act Accessibility Guidelines
from the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (36 CFR Part 1193; RIN 3014-AA19), Published in the Federal Register 02/03/98 ( (See also:, 04/18/97)

Building Telecommunications Cabling/Wiring Books & Resources

Telecommunications Wiring for Commercial Buildings: A Practical Guide
by Elliott M. Gilbert and John G. Nellist, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Press, 1996, ISBN: 0780311140

Premises Cabling
by Donald J. Sterling, Jr., Delmar Publishing, October 1995, ISBN: 0827372442

The Cabling Handbook
by John R. Vacca, Prentice Hall, September 1998, ISBN: 0130805319

Telecommunication Wiring
by Clyde N. Herrick and C. Lee McKim, Prentice Hall, November 1998 (2nd edition) , ISBN: 0136328458

Data, Voice, and Video Cabling
by James Hayes and Paul Rosenberg, Delmar Publishing, August 1999, ISBN: 0766809641

Planning Telecommunication Networks
by Thomas G. Robertazzi, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Press, 1999, ISBN: 0780347021

Electrical Design Guide for Commercial Buildings
by William H. Clark II, McGraw-Hill, July 1998, ISBN: 0766809641

Power and Communication Cables: Theory and Application
by R. Bartnikas (Editor) and K.D. Srivastava (Editor), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Press, October 1999, ISBN: 0780311965

Facilities Operations and Engineering Reference
produced by the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) and R.S. Means Company (

Directory of Outside Plant Equipment and Services
from Broadband Guide (PennWell Media Online) -

Resources & Tutorials on Bandwidth and Premises Wiring

Premises Networks Online -
VerticalNet, Inc.'s virtual community and marketplace for professionals in the premises wiring and enterprise networking industry. News, marketplace, buyers guide, community support, and resources. Other VerticalNet ( vertical communities/portals of interest include:
International Engineering Consortium (IEC) Web ProForum Tutorials -
Site has tutorials on many dozens of related topics covered in both HTML and sometimes PDF format. They include self-tests, glossaries and misc. resources. Individual tutorials are sponsored by industry companies but not specific to their product-offerings.

Network Computing's Technology Center -
Site is divided into nine main areas (Operating Systems & Network Services, Electronic Commerce, Messaging & Collaborative Applications, Wide Area Systems & Telephony, Infrastructure, Development, Network/Systems Management, Enterprise Security, Servers and Peripherals) with Product Testing articles, How-To and Tutorials, Industry Issue Analyses, and Opinion Pieces.
TechGuides -
Site has over 70 Technology Guides free and online, as well as topical forums one can participate in. Again, individual guides are sponsored by industry companies but not geared towards their specific products.

Data Communications Magazine Tech Tutorials -
These tech tutorials are written by the experts, and they supply the crucial details on all the inner workings of the protocols, standards, and transports used on corporate networks.

ComputerWorld Technology QuickStudy -
Site provides access to the magazine's archive of weekly short tutorials on dozens of computer and telecommunications technologies.

CNET: Internet: Access & Bandwidth -
Site links to related articles on CNET and a wealth of external resource sites. Well-organized and presented.

ZDNet (Ziff-Davis) AnchorDesk Briefing Center -
Index of online briefings and subject-related resources on Hardware, Industry Issues, Internet, Networking, Operating Systems, Peripherals, and Software.
CLEC-Planet -'s Competitive Local Exchange Carrier resource site for news, information and links.

ISP-Planet -'s Internet Service Provider resource site for news, information and links.

Periodicals on Bandwidth and Premises Wiring

Broadband Systems & Design (Cahners) -
Telephony and CATV design trade publication with news and resources.

CED Magazine (Cahners) -
Communications Engineering and Design (CED) for broadband communications.

Fiberoptic Product News (Cahners) -
Fiber-optic communications technology trade publication with news and resources.

Lightwave Magazine (Penton) -
Fiber-optic communications technology trade publication with news and resources.

Wired Magazine's IS/IT Infostructure -

Periodicals on Wireless Technologies

Wireless Week (Cahners) -
Wireless communications industry trade publication with news and resources.

Wireless Design & Development (Cahners) -
Wireless communications design trade publication with news and resources.

The Wireless LANA Association (WLANA): -
Industry Magazines Links

Wired Magazine's The Wireless World -

Yahoo! News: Wireless Communications Devices -

PCS Systems & Technology (Cahners) -
Advanced wireless communications technology trade publication with news and resources.

PCS Data Knowledge Site -
(also known as GSM 1900)

GSM Association -

GSM Data Knowledge Site -

Miscellaneous Telecom Links

Telecommunications Information Resources on the Internet (University of Michigan) -

The WWW Virtual Library (World Wide Web Consortium - W3C) -

New Paradigm Resources Group Useful Telecom Web Sites -

Periodicals on Information Technology & Telecom Policy/Regulation

Administrative & Regulatory Law News (from ABA) -

American Lawyer Media -
FCW Government Technology Group -
Federal Communications Law Journal -

Government Technology Magazine -
IT Law Journal (ITLJ - The Online Publishing Group) -

International Journal of Communications Law and Policy -

Internet Telecom Project (ITP) Links -

Journal of Communications Law and Policy -

Journal of Municipal Telecommunications -

Journal of Science & Technology Law -

Law Journal Extra Communications -

Law News Network -

Municipal Cable TV & Telecommunications News (Neil J. Lehto) -
The New York Times CyberTimes Cyber Law Journal -
Post-Newsweek Business Information -
Public Utility Reports' Public Utilities Fortnightly Magazine -

Telecommunications Reports International (TRI) -
Yahoo! : Government : Law : Intellectual Property : Magazines -

Twelve New Commandments of Telecom
  • Industry boundaries will crumble and reform
  • New types of companies rapidly emerge, stimulating new technologies, but ultimately are absorbed by larger players
  • Companies not previously thought of as competitors enter the market
  • Customer segmentation grows in strategic importance
  • Customer loyalty grows in strategic importance
  • Prices generally drop, but not for all customer segments
  • Elaborate new packaging and pricing schemes emerge
  • Wide geographic scale and product/technology scope emerge as key weapons
  • Service quality drops as costs are squeezed
  • Companies struggle to maintain profitability at lower revenue levels
  • Customer usage of all telecom services increases dramatically
  • Unit prices fall, on average
 -- (from America's Network, May 15, 1996)

Multitenant Building Telecommunications Access Study
Submitted Position Statements