Attorneys Peter J. Epstein and William August have successfully represented more than one hundred cities and towns in cable television franchising matters, including franchise renewals and transfers; initial franchising of competitive cable operators; Institutional Network and alternative network negotiation and development; franchise compliance, enforcement and amendment; access corporation governance and related community television, public, educational and governmental (PEG) access matters; and cable rate regulatory matters.
Epstein & August, LLP also represents municipalities in telecommunications matters, including right-of-way management orders, street opening proceedings, ordinance drafting, access corporation operations and wireless siting issues.
Peter J. Epstein and William August work closely with the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors and the Massachusetts Municipal Association. The firm's principals are committed to advocating municipal interests in cable television and telecommunications law and regulation.
Epstein & August, LLP has extensive experience in the negotiation of benefits for municipal, school and public cable users. The firm's focus is on negotiating valuable benefits for cities and towns.