Tower Siting & Infrastructure

The communications and infrastructure ecosystem is increasingly diverse.  Today, it includes everything from tower and antenna macrocell deployments to distributed antenna systems and small cells.  Our clients rely on WBK to navigate the dynamic and complex regulatory environment and advise them on a variety of transactions. 

As consumers and businesses demand more coverage and capacity, and communications services play an increasingly important role in our lives, WBK is at the forefront of efforts before the FCC and other federal agencies – as well as state regulatory and legislative bodies – to streamline and improve the infrastructure siting process.   

WBK also has a robust infrastructure transaction practice, which includes negotiating site development, network construction, various leases, sale and lease-back, pole attachment, right-of-way, easement, and franchise agreements.  We also advise clients in connection with the purchase/sale of communications facilities, including transaction structuring and strategy, negotiating transaction terms, and conducting due diligence. 

From large wireless carriers and broadcasters to local service providers, leading infrastructure companies and industry organizations, WBK attorneys guide clients through regulatory and related challenges that arise throughout the infrastructure life cycle.  Whether we are helping clients comply with siting rules, advocating for rule and policy changes, developing compliance plans, providing strategic counsel to resolve siting disputes, or representing clients in enforcement proceedings or infrastructure-related transactions, we tailor our work to the client’s needs, collaborate with in-house teams, and strive to help our clients avoid or successfully resolve issues.