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Wireless Telecommunications Infrastructure

Ellis & Winters lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of the legal aspects governing the wireless telecommunications infrastructure industry. We have significant experience in all facets of wireless telecommunications infrastructure legal issues, including siting involving towers, indoor and outdoor distributed antenna systems and rooftops. Our expertise extends to negotiation of master agreements with customers, vendors, venue owners, and landowners. We have assisted clients with new distributed antenna system construction, new tower construction and acquisition, build-to-suit agreements, network access agreements, right-of-way and pole attachment agreements, and rooftop management agreements.

Transactional

  • Negotiated indoor wireless telecommunications network infrastructure agreements on behalf of infrastructure provider for installation of indoor distributed antenna network in 103-story landmark Manhattan office building and in new sports and entertainment venue in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Negotiated master terms and conditions with Topaz Energy, largest petroleum retailer in Ireland, and with Football Association of Ireland affecting new tower siting opportunities in Ireland.
  • Negotiated master site agreement with a wireless telecommunications carrier affecting over 4,000 existing wireless tower sites and new siting opportunities.
  • Negotiated master leases with prominent Las Vegas and Atlantic City hotel/resort casino operators for access to over 20 properties on Las Vegas Strip and Atlantic City Boardwalk for installation and operation of in-building wireless distributed antenna systems. 

Regulatory

  • Defended client against Federal Communications Commission- imposed fine in excess of $100,000, resulting in a significant reduction of the fine.
  • Formulation of legal strategies addressing implications of Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) as a result of batteries and other hazardous chemicals located at wireless and broadcast tower sites.
  • Successfully defended client against allegations by Federal Communications Commission that a wireless tower site was constructed in violation of National Historic Preservation Act.