Relative to your regulatory questions, I heartily recommend Tom Forte at Technologies Management, Inc. (TMI). TMI has been involved in all facets of the telecom regulatory business since the late 1980's. They have excellent experience in state certifications, compliance, tariff analyses and tariff maintenance. Even better yet, they offer what I believe is the best value for regulatory dollar spent. Lawyers get involved only when lawyers are needed for the state/local filing requirements. I've worked with Connie Wightman (founder and CEO) since the early 1990's. Tom was my right-hand contact in managing the tariff consolidation and compliance issues with the various M&A activities.
Chuck Taylor, Executive Consultant