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Telecommunications Law

Municipal Law

Best Best & Krieger attorneys represent local governments on telecommunications, cable television, and rights-of-way issues before state and federal legislators and regulators, and in the courts.

In addition, we provide advice to international clients on telecommunication regulation, restructuring, liberalization and privatization.

Telecommunications Law

  • Publicly-Owned Communications Networks
  • 700 MHz and 800 MHz Wireless Systems
  • Broadband Wireless and Fiber Networks
  • Telecommunications Ordinances
  • Negotiation and Award of Licenses
  • FCC Rulemakings and Court Appeals
  • Public Safety Radio and 9-1-1
  • Cell Tower Siting

Cable Television Law

  • Regulatory Ordinances
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Negotiation and Award of Franchises
  • Overbuilds
  • Municipal Ownership
  • Transfers
  • Operator Bankruptcy
  • “Informal” Renewal Negotiation
  • “Formal” Renewal Proceedings, Hearings and Court Reviews

Federal and State Legislation

  • FCC Rulemakings
  • 1984 Cable Act
  • 1992 Cable Act Amendments
  • Telecommunications Act of 1996
  • State Cable Laws
  • State Telecommunications Laws


FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Wireless Facility Siting, In re Acceleration of Broadband Deployment by Improving Wireless Facilities Siting Policies, WT Docket No. 13-238 (Sept. 26, 2013)

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