Communications counsel to Chicago

For nearly a decade, Moss & Barnett has served as outside counsel to the city of Chicago. Our representation on various communications law issues includes:

  • Renewals of Comcast cable franchise (now state-issued franchise)
  • Development of a comprehensive broadband RFP for the city
  • Drafting right of way use agreement and IRU agreements with private communications providers seeking access to city ROWs
  • Providing assistance on renewal of RCN cable franchise and subsequent transfer of control
  • Drafting comments for the city in proceedings before the FCC
  • Redrafting the code of ordinances related to the city’s regulation of cable and communications services (now covered by state law)