Shulman Rogers’ Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice represents clients involved in all areas of communications, including private radio, common carrier, broadband and broadcast.
Land Mobile Radio
The Firm has served as counsel to the Wireless Infrastructure Association (formerly PCIA), and represents manufacturers, users and licensees of two‑way radio dispatch and paging systems, and Specialized Mobile Radio (“SMR”) systems. The Firm also represents hundreds of public safety licensees (State, Counties and Cities) in securing spectrum for their operations.
The Firm’s dedicated staff files hundreds of FCC applications every year for clients utilizing a variety of radio bands for a variety of radio services.
Positive Train Control
The Firm represents railroads in their efforts to implement Positive Train Control (PTC). PTC is a federal law for passenger and freight railroads to implement a system to prevent rail accidents, and will require wireless spectrum. Department Chairman Alan Tilles also serves on the Joint Council on Transit Wireless, and is Chairman of the Joint Council’s Narrowbanding and Rebanding Sections, and he is counsel to the Government Wireless Technology & Communications Association (GWTCA), a non-profit trade association dedicated to assisting government wireless users.
Tower Leases And Related Issues
The Firm’s Tower Group handles a variety of issues for telecommunications tower owners, lessees and landowners. With the Tower Group’s combined experience in Telecommunications, Real Estate and Finance, they have the skills to handle any tower-related transaction, including leases, brokerage, regulation, zoning, and insurance.
Shulman Rogers assists broadband wireless operators and users with a variety of spectrum utilization issues, from auction participation and license acquisitions to build-out requirements and spectrum leases. Our telecommunications professionals are available to help navigate the multitude of government programs available to fund the expansion of broadband wireless in rural areas and assist municipalities in their analysis of becoming part of FirstNet, the nationwide broadband public safety network.
In-Building Radio Coverage
The Firm assists a variety of entities in dealing with the proliferation of local ordinances requiring access to public safety communications within newly constructed buildings. The Firm works with Bi-Directional Amplifier manufacturers, installers and users to ensure that units are effective and do not cause interference.
Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)
Shulman Rogers is uniquely qualified to assist clients with regard to their implementation of Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). The Firm’s expertise stems from a pool of attorneys with experience on all matters relevant to DAS implementation, including radio propagation, leasing and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) compliance.
Common Carrier Issues
Common Carriers must be involved with a variety of FCC requirements and filings. The Firm assists Common Carrier clients with Universal Service, North American Numbering Plan, CALEA and CPNI filings.
Telecommunications Litigation And Bankruptcy
The Firm handles complex litigation and bankruptcies involving telecommunications companies.
P25 digital mobile radio devices are commonly used by public safety groups including local police and fire departments. The attorneys at Shulman Rogers are well versed in the licensing, rules and regulations that are applicable to LMR (land mobile radio) equipment.
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