Representing a leading broadband provider industry association in advocacy before the FCC, NTIA, USDA, and other federal agencies as well as state authorities regarding network deployment funding opportunities, including the Connect America Fund and its successor Rural Digital Opportunity Fund.
Representing the leading fiber broadband association before the FCC and Congress on all broadband policy matters.
Representing the leading association representing America’s small broadband providers before the FCC and Congress on all broadband policy matters.
Representing the leading Lifeline trade association in perpetual Lifeline rulemakings, including stakeholder engagement with other industry members, Universal Service Administrative Company, public interest groups and Congress.
Representing the leading Lifeline trade association in D.C. Circuit appeal of FCC Order denying reimbursement for discounted Lifeline service provided to subscribers.
Representing Lifeline service providers in rulemaking, transfer of control and enforcement proceedings before multiple state public service commissions, including California, Oklahoma and others.
Advising telehealth services companies, collaboration providers, and a video equipment manufacturer on opportunities to connect healthcare and communications service providers to Rural Healthcare Fund, COVID-19 Telehealth Fund, and Connected Care Pilot funding opportunities.
Advising major university health system on opportunities to connect healthcare and communications service providers to Rural Healthcare Fund, COVID-19 Telehealth Fund, and Connected Care Pilot funding opportunities.
Representing multiple Lifeline service provider in FCC enforcement matters involving allegations of improper payments and false claims.
Representing several international wholesale telecom providers in Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) audits of their revenue reporting involving issues of the classification of international wholesale services.
Counseling e-rate service providers on “lowest corresponding price” obligation and competitive bidding rules in the e-rate program.
Counseling e-rate service providers in investigations and with respect to reimbursement matters.
Successfully appealed to the D.C. Circuit an FCC Lifeline Order that would have throttled the Tribal Lifeline program by banning wireless resellers and by sharply limiting which low-income Tribal residents are eligible.
Conducting regulatory due diligence for compliance with Universal Service Fund beneficiary and contributor regulations.
Advising a major equipment manufacturer on 5G funding opportunities and supply chain restrictions.
Advising a network technology integrator on funding administered by the Small Business Administration.
Advising broadband providers on funding programs administered by the Department of Commerce/NTIA and the Department of Agriculture.
Representing cable companies in advocacy and disputes regarding broadband funding distributed by the Department of Agriculture.
Securing FCC “Compliance Plan” and ETC designation approvals for Lifeline service providers.
Securing service provider ETC designations in California and multiple states for Lifeline and High Cost program participants.
Securing FCC approvals of transfers of control of Lifeline service providers with approved FCC Compliance Plans.
Assisting a state-chartered school district on E-rate funding approvals for broadband internet access services.
Advising a consortium purchasing organization on E-rate funding rules and opportunities.
Assisting a fixed wireless and fiber optic network-based Internet Service Provider and Voice over Internet Protocol provider, to obtain multiple eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) licenses from states, as well as additional supporting licenses, within 180 days in order to receive over $200 million in FCC funding to deploy broadband and voice services in rural unserved and underserved areas pursuant to the FCC’s Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II program.
Advising an owner of fiber networks on regulatory and contractual due diligence in the acquisition of an E-rate service provider.
Representing service providers in Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) audits, examining issues ranging from Lifeline to contributions, including treatment of international service revenues, reseller revenues, private line service revenues and non-telecom revenues.
Representing numerous Lifeline service providers in Department of Justice and FCC Office of Inspector General investigations related to Universal Service Fund program disbursements, potential “improper payments” and “false claims”.
Successfully representing multiple Lifeline service providers in defending against and settling FCC Notices of Apparent Liability.
Representing several USF contributors in appeals resulting from Universal Service Administrative Company audits, addressing issues relating to stand-alone audio bridging provider classifications, wholesale-resale distinctions, treatment of international revenues and treatment of private line revenues. Kelley Drye led appeals resulted in at least 4 precedential FCC orders clarifying USF contribution obligations.
Securing one of the first waivers of an annual Form 499-A filing deadline, allowing a contributor to correct an erroneous filing first detected outside the revision window.
Representing the U.S. affiliate of a foreign telecom company in an administrator’s audit of their revenues. Successfully argued that most of the revenues were foreign (non-U.S.) revenue not subject to USF assessments.
Representing a global leader in web conferencing and collaboration technology in a USF appeal, which established the ability to receive waivers for late filing of the annual true-up revenue report (Form 499-A).
Representing several MPLS providers in audits addressing the classification of advanced virtual private network services.
Representing multiple Lifeline service providers in FCC-OIG and congressional audits of Lifeline reimbursement requests.
Representing high-cost fund recipients in appeals of a USAC audits.
Representing e-rate applicant in a USAC audits of disbursements for broadband service support.
Participating as an accredited member of United States delegations to International Telecommunications Union spectrum working groups and conference preparatory meetings, as well as at the World Radiocommunication Conference.
Representing a major global wireless industry association on matters involving spectrum and the advancement of wireless networks, including policy considerations ranging from privacy to supply chain sustainability.
Representing a major innovator in wireless connectivity solutions in spectrum allocation, rulemakings, and other proceedings before the FCC and other Federal Executive Agencies, as well as in international regional policy and regulatory conferences.
Representing manufacturers in spectrum allocation, rulemaking, and licensing matters.
Representing a major equipment manufacturer on matters relating to supply chain restrictions and federal funding of replacement services.
Representing a major delivery and logistics company on spectrum used for drones operations and for support of flight and ground operations.
Representing a coalition of global automakers and suppliers seeking to preserve spectrum allocated for intelligent transportation systems, including those necessary for crash avoidance, traffic management, and connected autonomous vehicles.
Representing major industry associations in FCC dockets covering issues ranging from broadband deployment to spectrum allocation.
Representing a number of companies and associations in the aerospace and aviation industry before the FCC, NTIA, the Executive Branch and Congress with respect to spectrum licensing, policy, and regulatory proceedings.
Representing a variety of stakeholders in the weather industry before the FCC, NTIA, the Executive Branch and Congress with respect to spectrum policy and rulemakings.
Representing a major defense contractor before the FCC, NTIA, DOD, other Executive Branch Agencies, and Congress with respect to spectrum policy on matters diverse as making new spectrum available for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), preserving and expanding spectrum used for flight testing, various spectrum bands to be shared with flexible use licensees or repurposed for commercial mobile licensing, among others.
Representing a major commercial mobile provider on issues arising with densification and expansion of mobile networks in discussions with metropolitan and other local governments as well as adjudications involving the deployment of and fees for small wireless facilities in public rights-of-way.
Representing a variety of communications providers in pole attachment and rights-of-way negotiations and disputes, included mediation, complaint proceedings, and state and federal litigation, as well as in related rulemaking proceedings.
Representing the cable industry before the FCC, Department of Agriculture and before Congress on overbuilding matters.
Advising a coalition of global automakers and suppliers seeking to preserve spectrum allocated for intelligent transportation systems, including those necessary for crash avoidance, traffic management and connected autonomous vehicles.
Advising multiple international communications service providers on the regulatory classification, privacy/security and implementation-related issues related to multiple connected car and Internet of Things products.
Representing computer makers, equipment manufacturers, appliance companies, and retailers in rulemaking, compliance, and equipment authorization matters, including seeking waivers of Commission rules regarding marketing, operations, and spectrum uses, for consumer and business devices used integrating a variety of connectivity and internet of things solutions.
Advising tech start-up on establishing intellectual property protections for a suite of internet and block chain-enabled “smart” products.
Advising network security vendors on matters related to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recommendations for IoT device security.
Advising a major global wireless industry association on matters related to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s privacy and cybersecurity frameworks.
Advising a mobile service provider on consumer-facing policies and web-flow related to connected, network layer safe-driving solution.
Advising multiple international service providers on regulatory classification and privacy/security issues of various telematics service offerings.