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Posted in Spectrum, Telecoms & Broadband Trey Hanbury

Partner Trey Hanbury interviews T-Mobile’s Steve Sharkey

Hogan Lovells partner Trey Hanbury enjoyed a lively and frank conversation with Steve Sharkey, Vice President of Government Affairs, Engineering and Technology Policy at T-Mobile as part of the 2020 INCOMPAS Show. The interview covered T-Mobile’s running start on 5G broadband deployment following the company’s merger with Sprint, insight into T-Mobile’s plans for meeting its commitments under the merger agreement, Continue Reading

Posted in Policy & Regulation

Court of Appeals Affirms FCC’s Pole Attachment Decision

Yesterday, a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit unanimously upheld the key prongs of the FCC’s dramatic shift in its interpretation of the Federal Pole Attachment Act.  The Commission’s new interpretations for the first time gave ILECs access to the FCC to resolve their disputes with electric utility pole owners.  The FCC … Continue Reading

Posted in Telecoms & Broadband Trey Hanbury

Superstorm Sandy Foreshadows a New Paradigm for Protecting Critical Communications and Electric Infrastructure

On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy sent a fourteen-foot storm surge through New York City. Winds ravaged aerial infrastructure and water cascaded through subway tunnels and utility conduit systems, leading to a series of power station failures that left Wall Street and the rest of Manhattan below 34th Street without electrical power and with only minimal voice and data … Continue Reading