_ Telecommunications is the exchange of information by electronic means across geographical borders. Telecom networks link technology with content to transport communications, information, and commerce. As users of communications services, individuals and businesses must remain informed about legislation, laws, regulations, governmental proceedings and court decisions to understand the impact of these actions on social, cultural and economic activities in our society. Informed decision-making by consumers, public sector authorities and private entities can result in the formation of creative, collaborative ventures, lead to strategic responses to underserved societal needs, and promote public private partnership investments in infrastructure projects. The Law Office of Laurel G. Yancey, P.C. possesses both knowledge and experience to provide expert legal advice to clients in matters related to the following practice areas:
_Delivering innovative solutions Laurel G. Yancey has 30 years of legal expertise in domestic and international telecommunications law, policy and trade, beginning at the Federal Communications Commission, and continuing in private practice representing entrepreneurs, for-profit and non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and foreign parties. Entities, from start-up through expansion phases, requiring assistance with on-line digital media, electronic commerce, broadband and wireless communications, rely on the firm to provide innovative solutions. The firm handles both transactions and commercial arbitration. Fifteen percent of the firm's work is pro bono, assisting online journalism ventures and other digital media creators through the Online Media Legal Network at the Harvard University Berkman Center.