The communications marketplace has undergone a historic transformation from providers of telecommunications services offering traditional landline and intrastate interexchange services to an industry dominated by service providers offering wireless communications and technology services to millions nationwide. Traditional cable television companies find themselves not only facing an uncertain regulatory environment but also having to meet the challenge posed by telecommunications providers as each moves toward a more sophisticated, intelligent, and integrated market for services.
Our Services and Our Team
Robinson+Cole’s Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group assists the nation’s largest wireless service provider and other wireless infrastructure companies in permitting and siting of wireless telecommunication facilities, negotiating real estate and other land use agreements with private property owners and municipalities for use of property and public rights of way and addressing governmental or community considerations related to the siting of wireless infrastructure.
Successfully defended Verizon Wireless in the closely watched Town of Westport tower siting appeal.
Represent Verizon Wireless in regulatory matters in Connecticut before the Connecticut Siting Council and Public Utilities Regulatory Authority as well as local land use boards and commissions.
Provide Verizon wireless with legislative and lobbying support related to all issues affecting the wireless industry in Connecticut.
Represent Verizon Wireless in regulatory matters in Massachusetts before state and local siting authorities and on legislative issues affecting the wireless industry before the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Energy as well as local land use boards and commissions.
Draft zoning regulations and bylaws for the development and use of wireless telecommunications facilities.
Serve as legal counsel to competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) in certification proceedings before the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.
Successfully defended Verizon Wireless in numerous appeals of state and local siting approvals through the Connecticut Superior and Appellate Courts and the Connecticut Supreme Court.
Successfully appealed local zoning decisions denying Verizon Wireless facility development proposals in western Massachusetts.