Kissinger & Fellman attorneys’ expertise in telecommunications law includes an active practice on behalf of local governments throughout the country on matters relating to compliance with and interpretation of a wide variety of federal and state communications laws. A major focus today involves working with local and regional governments studying, developing and implementing community broadband plans.
The Firm also assists local governments, Tribal governments, and non-profit entities in drafting comprehensive telecommunications policies, zoning ordinances addressing towers and antenna siting, and right-of-way management ordinances, public safety communications issues, conducting community needs assessments, negotiating cable franchise agreements, addressing franchise transfers, and providing advice on, and prosecuting cable television franchise violations. We represent clients in Federal Communications Commission rulemaking proceedings, and in state and federal court on telecommunications matters.
The Firm also works with a growing number of private property owners in connection with leases of real estate and building space for placement of wireless antennas and towers, and easements for communications utility services.
Ken Fellman regularly speaks on telecommunications issues, and is widely published. He is a past president of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, and previously served as President of its Colorado chapter. In 2011 and 2013, the Federal Communications Commission appointed Ken Fellman as a member of its Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, and he previously served as Chair of the FCC’s Local and State Government Advisory Committee from 1997 – 2003.
Our telecommunications clients range from very small towns to large cities and counties to private property owners, and are located throughout Colorado and across the country. The resources of the Firm are tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual community.