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Contact: Burt Cohen, Chair

Cable Television               Telecommunications Regulation & Agreements
Internet Tower Siting & Leasing
Taxation Litigation & Administrative Appeals
Video Production Mass Media
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Murtha Cullina serves many competitive local exchange carriers, cable television companies and other communications service providers in telecommunications, video, Internet, and related matters.  Firm attorneys have experience in obtaining and expanding operating certificates, negotiating interconnection agreements, and representing competitive providers in regulatory proceedings and appeals against incumbent local exchange carriers and in generic and investigatory proceedings.  The Firm's communications attorneys have also advised clients with respect to internal communications systems and long term telecommunications service contracts.

Our attorneys regularly handle franchise renewal proceedings and negotiations, rate cases and franchise compliance and tariff issues, as well as state and local taxation of cable systems and other telecommunications services  Murtha attorneys have handled significant regulatory proceedings and litigation in federal and state courts involving franchising and questions of federal preemption, unauthorized provision of cable service, theft of cable and satellite service, excessive franchise fees, and access-to-premises.  Murtha Cullina attorneys also have considerable experience in regulatory and business issues involving use of public rights-of-way, including pole and conduit attachment agreements and associated rate issues, and securing necessary easements and other property rights.

The Firm also has a longstanding practice in the siting and leasing of communications towers and related facilities.  Murtha Cullina attorneys have experience in obtaining local zoning and planning authorizations, defending lawsuits brought to challenge permit grants, and bringing actions to challenge improper denials.  Firm attorneys have successfully negotiated numerous tower rent and collocation agreements.

 

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Contact: Burt Cohen, Chair

Cable Television               Telecommunications Regulation & Agreements
Internet Tower Siting & Leasing
Taxation Litigation & Administrative Appeals
Video Production Mass Media
Copyright  

 

Murtha Cullina serves many competitive local exchange carriers, cable television companies and other communications service providers in telecommunications, video, Internet, and related matters.  Firm attorneys have experience in obtaining and expanding operating certificates, negotiating interconnection agreements, and representing competitive providers in regulatory proceedings and appeals against incumbent local exchange carriers and in generic and investigatory proceedings.  The Firm's communications attorneys have also advised clients with respect to internal communications systems and long term telecommunications service contracts.

Our attorneys regularly handle franchise renewal proceedings and negotiations, rate cases and franchise compliance and tariff issues, as well as state and local taxation of cable systems and other telecommunications services  Murtha attorneys have handled significant regulatory proceedings and litigation in federal and state courts involving franchising and questions of federal preemption, unauthorized provision of cable service, theft of cable and satellite service, excessive franchise fees, and access-to-premises.  Murtha Cullina attorneys also have considerable experience in regulatory and business issues involving use of public rights-of-way, including pole and conduit attachment agreements and associated rate issues, and securing necessary easements and other property rights.

The Firm also has a longstanding practice in the siting and leasing of communications towers and related facilities.  Murtha Cullina attorneys have experience in obtaining local zoning and planning authorizations, defending lawsuits brought to challenge permit grants, and bringing actions to challenge improper denials.  Firm attorneys have successfully negotiated numerous tower rent and collocation agreements.

 

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