Broadband Capabilities

Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act

One of the most significant recent developments in the telecommunications sector is the allocation of federal, state and local funds to finance the construction of broadband systems to close the severe digital divide that was made all the more evident during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The recently enacted bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, allocates $65 billion to bring broadband service to unserved and underserved areas.  This allocation is added to funds previously authorized in the American Rescue Plan Act, and to additional funds set aside recently for the Rural eConnectivity Program (the “ReConnect Program”) administered by the Rural Utilities Service (“RUS”) in the US Department of Agriculture (“USDA”).  Broadband funds also are available from various state programs.  TLP has followed these developments closely and advising entities on how best to participate in this well-funded effort to make broadband services universal. We are available to counsel governmental entities as they design and implement programs to distribute the allocated funds and to advise prospective applicants seeking funds to extend service to unserved and underserved areas.

Broadband wires
Broadband wires

Legal Advice & Counsel

TLP offers legal advice and counsel to a broad cross section of clients involved in the provision of broadband services.  For example, the firm has:

Industry-leading Experts You Can Trust

In addition to providing services related directly to current broadband initiatives, TLP’s members have long advised clients on legal aspects of the financing, licensing, construction and operation of broadband systems. This work has included policy and rulemaking work at the FCC; advice concerning financing options and arrangements;  FCC licensing work (including domestic and international applications; FCC spectrum auctions; and spectrum purchase, sale and lease arrangements); handling diverse communications-related contracts including inter-carrier contracts, infrastructure contracts, site agreements, and customer contracts; and regulatory compliance and complaint proceedings. TLP has provided this advice to a diverse cross-section of clients including wireless companies, wireline companies, satellite companies, and governmental entities.

Open field


​Whether your legal issue involves litigation, contract negotiation, advocacy or strategic advice, TLP offers a rare depth and breadth of expertise. TLP’s professionals provide creative, business-oriented solutions to difficult legal problems.

We staff matters efficiently so that outcomes are cost-effective, and communicate well so that clients can assess situations accurately and avoid surprises.