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Industry experience in:

  • obtaining state and local authorizations and approvals, including cable television franchises, communications certificates of public necessity, and convenience and local rights of way approvals
  • participating in proceedings considering changes to state regulatory requirements
  • analyzing and preparing regulatory filings to meet change of control and license transfer notice or approval requirements
  • advising on other compliance issues that arise for clients serving communications customers

Our proven
track record.

  • Represent the purchaser of a Rhode Island-based cable television and Internet company in state agency regulatory proceeding to approve the transfer of cable franchise rights and related regulatory and corporate matters.  
  • Advise clients on municipal wireless facility siting, permitting and cable television service expansion issues.  
  • Represent national telephone service providers in resisting duplicative and unnecessary agency-proposed expansion of regulatory requirements for low income Lifeline telecommunications services.
  • Lead a successful Massachusetts cable industry opposition to a utility agency proposal that would have imposed burdensome and outdated monopoly telecommunications-era consumer requirements on competitive cable television and telecommunications providers and services.

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September 23, 2020

Retail Electric Markets 101: Hot Topics in New England Retail Electricity Market

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August 27, 2020

Rob Munnelly Elected Secretary of Northeast Energy and Commerce Association

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August 25, 2020

Massachusetts Travels the Long and Winding Road to Social Equity in Cannabis

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August 10, 2020

Significant Massachusetts Tax Developments Over the Last Year

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August 4, 2020

Delivery-Only Cannabis License Applications Are Open in Massachusetts

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May 12, 2020

Massachusetts: Current Issues in the Legal Cannabis Industry

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April 24, 2020

Mass. Ruling Clarifies Land Use Regs For Cannabis

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April 6, 2020

Mass. Cannabis Attys Fear ‘Disaster’ As Gov. Closes Shops

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February 24, 2020

Massachusetts Cannabis Law Resource and Information Guide

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