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Whether an ISP, wireless carrier, cable service provider or infrastructure developer, establishing connectivity in Vermont and New Hampshire can be challenging from regulatory and geographic standpoints. Let our attorneys open the lines of communication for you.

Innovations in technology have made it possible for those living in Vermont and New Hampshire to telecommunicate to workplaces across the nation and around the world, vastly accelerating infrastructure and service demands. DRM’s professionals have the practical experience and intricate industry knowledge to avoid gaps in your legal coverage.

For more than 50 years, DRM has provided exceptional depth and breadth of service for a range of telecommunications industry clients in Vermont and New Hampshire, including national and regional wireless carriers, broadband and internet service providers, wireless infrastructure developers, fiber optic and transport companies, radio and television broadcasters, and public safety agencies, as well as industry and investors.

Our team provides support for:

  • Site acquisition and land use permitting
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Government affairs assistance
  • Real estate support
  • Litigation services
  • Interconnection agreements
  • Acquisitions and mergers
  • Registrations and ETC designations
  • Financing and investment

Recent Victories

  • Acquired permits and accompanying regulatory approval for more than 50 new communications towers through Vermont and New Hampshire as part of First Responder Network Authority (“FirstNet”) buildout.
  • Secured Eligible Telecommunications Carrier (“ETC”) Designation for major telecommunications provider from Vermont Public Utility Commission.
  • Successfully sued the Town of Bedford, New Hampshire on an effective prohibition claim under Telecommunications Act by demonstrating exhaustion of alternatives, and absence of viability of unipole design.

William J. Dodge

Chair

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Elizabeth L. Kohler

Director

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Joshua D. Leckey

Director

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Nancy S. Malmquist

Director

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John H. Marshall

Director

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Mary K. Parent

Director

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Jessica Griswold

Jessica L. Griswold

Associate

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Alexis L. Peters

Associate

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Laura A. Bezio

Paralegal

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Allen G. DeForge

Paralegal

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Philip G. Munderville

Paralegal

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Rachel M. Scott

Paralegal

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Telecommunications Law

SBA Petition for Certificate of Public Good: Tower Road, Barnet, VT

SBA Communications Corporation, on behalf of SmartSky Networks, LLC, is seeking approval from the Vermont PUC to install a SmartSky telecommunication facility at 16 Tower Road, Barnet,  Vermont.
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AT&T 248a Advance Notice: North Hollow Road, Granville, VT

AT&T proposes to construct and install a new communications support structure and wireless communications facility on property located off of North Hollow Road, Granville, Vermont
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Green Mountain Communications and AT&T 248a Advance Notice: VT Route 100, Stockbridge, VT

Green Mountain Communications together with AT&T, are seeking to construct and install a new communications support structure and wireless communications facility on property located at 1475 Vt Route 100, Stockbridge, Vermont.
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AT&T 248a Advance Notice: Creamery Road, Chelsea, VT

AT&T is seeking approval from the Vermont PUC to construct and install a new communications support structure and wireless communications facility on property located at Creamery Road, Chelsea, Vermont.
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