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WIRELESS, BROADBAND AND CABLE

We have a wide array of experience that includes representing every major wireless provider in the U.S. – including commercial mobile service (CMRS) providers such as SouthernLINC Wireless, T-Mobile USA, Leap Wireless Cricket (now AT&T) – as well as early cellular, paging, and specialized mobile service companies (including AT&T Wireless, Nextel, MobileMedia/Arch, and Bell Atlantic Nynex Mobile (now Verizon)).

We represent wireless providers, commercial mobile service (CMRS) providers, competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs), cable companies, shared tenant service, multi-dwelling unit  and building access (BLEC) providers and utility owned, wholesale fiber lessors and developers including in the following areas:

  • Entry certification, FCC and all 50 state public service commissions.
  • Tariff and service guide preparation.
  • Negotiation of interconnection, wholesale, and building access agreements.
  • Voice-over-IP (VOIP) regulation and compliance.
  • Fiber build-outs; including Cell-site Access, and Ethernet.
  • Crafting “SLAs” for QOS, COS, jitter, and Ethernet metrics.
  • Pole attachments and Rights-of-way agreements with municipalities and utilities.
  • Network outsourcing and build-out; infrastructure sharing.
  • Equipment lease/purchase and vendor financing.
  • Mergers, acquisitions, financing, spin-offs and related opinion practice.
  • Nationwide and regional buildout  of 3-G, 4-G and (most recently) LTE network deployment for some of the largest wireless carriers in the U.S.
  • A multi-city WiFi infrastructure deployment for one of the world’s largest corporate housing providers.
  • Wireless interconnection, access and commercial agreement negotiation under the 1996 Telecom Act for various large mobile carriers.
  • International roaming agreements.
  • Representation of  one of the largest U.S. wireless carrier in disputed claim resolution in the WorldCom bankruptcy.
  • Representation of investor in start-up mobile satellite venture.
  • Mergers, acquisitions and secured financing transactions involving wireless carriers – including special purpose entity formation, spectrum leasing, and investment protection.
  •  Negotiation of MVNO, distribution and “wireless partnering” transactions.