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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.
Director William J. Dodge

William J. Dodge

Chair

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Director Joshua Leckey

Joshua D. Leckey

Director

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Director Nancy Malmquist

Nancy S. Malmquist

Director

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Attorney Mary Parent

Mary K. Parent

Director

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John H. Marshall of Counsel

John H. Marshall

Of Counsel

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Jessica Griswold

Jessica L. Griswold

Associate

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Attorney Alexis L. Peters

Alexis L. Peters

Associate

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Laura A. Bezio

Paralegal

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Paralegal Allen DeForge

Allen G. DeForge

Paralegal

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Paralegal Philip Munderville

Philip G. Munderville

Paralegal

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Paralegal Rachel Scott

Rachel M. Scott

Paralegal

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Telecommunications Law

AT&T 248a Petition for Certificate of Public Good: 5809 VT Route 100, Hyde Park, VT

On November 1, 2022, AT&T filed a Petition with the PUC for a Certificate of Public Good to install a wireless telecommunications facility on a replacement utility pole at the following location: 5809 VT Route 100, Hyde Park, Vermont.
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AT&T Petition for Certificate of Public Good:  Small cell wireless telecommunication facility at Depot Street, Stowe

AT&T proposes to construct and install a replacement utility pole and wireless communications facility within the public right of way near 57 Depot Street, Stowe, Vermont.
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AT&T Petition for Certificate of Public Good:  Windswept Lane, Chelsea, VT

AT&T proposes to build a new communications support structure and wireless communications facility on property located at 16 Windswept Lane in Chelsea, Vermont
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AT&T 248a Petition for Certificate of Public Good: 244 Laurel Ledges Road, Vernon, VT

AT&T is seeking approval from the Vermont Public Utility Commission for the installation of a wireless communications facility at an existing telecommunications facility on property located at 244 Laurel Ledges Road, Vernon, Vermont.
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