Prior to joining Keller and Heckman LLP in 1986, I served for 10 years as an Attorney at the Federal Communications Commission, where he held senior policy and management positions,... more
Prior to joining Keller and Heckman LLP in 1986, I served for 10 years as an Attorney at the Federal Communications Commission, where he held senior policy and management positions, including Legal Assistant to Commissioner Mimi Weyforth Dawson, Chief of the Enforcement Branch, Legal Advisory and Enforcement Division, and Chief of the Rules Branch, Land Mobile and Microwave Division, of the Pri... view profile
Telecommunications law applies to companies providing network systems for people to transmit information using analog or digital signals. The telecommunications industry includes telephone, radio, television, computer networks, and Internet service providers. Unlike communications/media laws that regulate content, telecommunications law regulates the technology itself, the physical structures such as satellites, and the nature of the transmissions that are sent. For example, a telecommunications attorney will know if a phone company can put a cell phone tower in your neighborhood. A telecommunications lawyer would also handle matters like rate disputes and transmission limitations for a telecommunications business.