Fiber Optic Telecommunications Networks: Lit Fiber Services Agreements

This CD-ROM helps owners and contractors prepare clear and viable contracts for the construction of elements of telecommunications systems. It covers the key elements of fiber optic construction agreements in clear, easy-to-adopt language. It also highlights alternate clauses for different circumstances.

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A step-by-step guide to creating lit fiber services agreements between a provider of telecommunications services and its customers.

Lit fiber services are the very pulse of today’s telecommunications industry, making possible “speed of light” data delivery and communications transactions over fiber optic lines. Whether the client business provides wholesale internet access for customer applications such as email, file sharing, web hosting, data backup, video, VOIP, or standard telecommunications options, the necessary bandwidth for these operations first must be contracted for under a lit fiber services agreement.

Fiber Optic Telecommunications Networks: Lit Fiber Services Agreements provides numerous tools for providers and customers to negotiate contracts that protect their interests most effectively. It offers step-by-step guidance through the process of drafting a strong and enforceable lit fiber services agreement by clearly explaining the use and purpose of the three major components of these agreements:

  • Master Services Agreement, which contains general contract terms that are intended to apply to all services offered by the vendor
  • Service Description, which is a more detailed and technical explanation of a service that is offered by the vendor
  • Service Order Form, which sets out all of the commercial terms that are specific to a particular transaction and then integrates the terms into the service description, contract terms, and conditions clause

The book also examines a collection of clauses and contract forms that are only secondary to the three major elements of a services agreement but which can, nonetheless, be critical elements in a variety of circumstances. Topics these clauses and contracts pertain to include: portability; on-net, near-net, and off-net services; most favored treatment; minimum purchase obligation; preferred provider status; acceptable use policy; termination agreement; third-party vendor; intellectual property; bilateral carrier services agreement; reseller agreement; independent referral agreement; and bandwidth trading.

In his discussion of the agreements and contract elements, the author provides several alternate examples of the sample language so that the reader can select the clause that is most appropriate for a particular situation. This discussion helps the reader to master all the major elements of these agreements between a provider and its customer and comprehensively deal with the most important contract elements pertaining to high speed, low latency telecommunications services.

The book comes with a CD-ROM that contains the full text of the book and includes clauses, phrases, and sample forms, allowing copying and pasting for easy customization of a lit fiber services agreement.

The internet has presented telecommunications carriers and other service providers with unprecedented opportunities for growth, empowering customers to demand services more specifically tailored to their varied needs. Fiber Optic Telecommunications Networks: Lit Fiber Services Agreements explores these opportunities by providing the tools needed to effectively negotiate and draft complex telecommunications agreements.


Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.
James F. Booth has provided consulting services to telecommunications carriers and enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks for more than 25 years. Since June of 2009, he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks.


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All businesses in the 21st Century are critically dependent on their telecommunications networks. Counsel for businesses need to be able to represent their clients with respect to the agreements necessary for the provisioning of such network telecommunications' services. Jim Booth, one of the nation's leading attorneys on negotiating telecommunications network services agreements, has created an insightful and helpful guide to facilitate such legal efforts. The book provides precise and direct explanations for various concepts and clauses that must be present in network agreements, as well as the clauses themselves. What makes the book most notable and invaluable is that it provides alternative clauses and language for proposed clauses, and covers with depth all the various elements that are required to make a successful telecommunications network service agreement. With this manual for Lit Fiber Services Agreements, counsel will have the best tool to create and negotiate for their clients' telecommunications network service agreements. 

Robert M. Brill, Esq.

Law Offices of Robert M. Brill, LLC, New York, NY