Event Nov 13, 2014

Deployment of Wireless Facilities

Law Seminars International

BB&K telecommunications law attorneys Joseph Van Eaton and Gerard Lederer, who is also a co-chair of the program, were among the featured speakers at this two-day conference titled “Deployment of Wireless Facilities: Adapting to New Technologies, FCC Rules, State Legislative Developments and a Major Supreme Court Decision.”

This year has seen explosive mobile industry growth. Smartphones, "apps," social media and streaming video are all creating unprecedented demand for mobile broadband, both services and infrastructure. This conference addressed the practical, legal, economic and regulatory issues applicable to providers, local governments, building landlords, private property owners and others that arise from this explosion in the growth of mobile wireless services, and the infrastructure that makes these services possible.

This advanced conference examined the changing business of mobile and wireless communications services and its impact on the increased demand for, and design of, wireless facilities. Topics discussed included state and federal regulations and statutes that define the rights and responsibilities of mobile service providers, local governments and property owners when it comes to site, and modifying towers and antennas. Panelists discussed deal points associated with the deployment and modification of cell sites, towers, and other facilities' access.

The conference was also webcast live.

BB&K clients and colleagues received $100 off registration.

BB&K Speakers:

Gerard Lederer
“Introduction to Day 1: Demand Factors for New Infrastructure and New Regulatory Developments”
The big events relating to local permitting of wireless telecommunications facilities and how they fit together: Case law; the FCC "shot clock" ruling and Supreme Court case; Section 6409 (a) of the Middle Class Tax Relief Act and follow-on court decisions.
Thursday, Nov. 13
8:30 a.m.

Joseph Van Eaton
“Other Items on the Changing Federal and State Legal Landscape for Deployment of Wireless Facilities: What Are the New Rules of the Road?”
Overview of recent federal court cases including T-Mobile South v. City of Roswell; other litigation developments; FCC regulatory initiatives; local government perspective on the implications.
Thursday, Nov. 13
3:15 p.m.

Gerard Lederer
“Carrier Access to Buildings and Other Structures: Best Practices for Negotiating Lease Terms with the Landlord”
Carrier and building owner perspectives on getting to yes for wireless facilities leases
Friday, Nov. 14
10:15 a.m.

BB&K also co-sponsored a reception for faculty and attendees on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Continuing Education Credits
Live credits: This program qualified for 10.3 GA CLE credits.

Thursday, Nov. 13 - Friday, Nov. 14

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Midtown
97 10th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

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