RW&G's Telecommunications Practice Group combines the knowledge and experience of lawyers in the firm's Public Law and Litigation Departments.

Richards, Watson & Gershon's practice in this area began with its advice to cities on the first cable television franchises granted in California in the 1970s and has evolved into a broad based practice covering all aspects of telecommunications law affecting Public Agencies.

In addition to our representation of cities and counties on cable television franchise law, the firm assists cities and counties in adopting regulations concerning right-of-way management and cellular antenna siting.

Cable Franchise Negotiations and Renewal Proceedings

Right-of-Way Encroachment Negotiations for Telecommunications Infrastructure

Local Regulation Implementation

  • Siting and Regulation of Wireless Antenna Towers
  • Siting and Regulation of Satellite Earth Station Antennas
  • Right-of-Way Management
  • Subscriber Rate Regulation
  • Customer Service Standards Enforcement

Regulatory Compliance

  • Telecommunications Act of 1996 and Implementing Regulations
  • Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992
  • Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984
  • Representation at State and Federal Regulatory Proceedings

Telecommunications Litigation

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