PATTON BOGGS TECHCOMM
Welcome to the Patton Boggs Technology and Communications group ("TechComm") website. Broadband capabilities are evolving rapidly around the world, and the Patton Boggs TechComm team brings both substantial industry knowledge and deep transactional, regulatory and legislative experience to clients who are developing broadband technology and deploying domestic and international broadband networks.
Wireless broadband, in particular, is poised to become an important and transformative force for global broadband. Today, from 700 MHz to 3.6 GHz there is more than 425 MHz of spectrum available for domestic wireless broadband, half of which has substantial service deadlines as early as 2010 and 2011. In just a few short years, then, wireless broadband will be deployed across our country, bringing great benefits for all consumers, including:
Fostering nationwide broadband deployment;
Bringing needed broadband services to people on the wrong side of the digital divide – in rural and unserved areas;
Enhancing and enriching educational resources for our students, schools and libraries; and
Enabling advanced communications capabilities and access to critical data for our government organizations, public safety organizations and first responders.
Our team has a wealth of experience in spectrum transactions and secondary markets spectrum leases to enable the wireless third-pipe for broadband, Universal Service Fund support programs that increase the reach of broadband and other communications deployments, and network infrastructure regulations and transactions, all of which are essential pieces to the domestic and global broadband picture. Patton Boggs also is widely recognized as having the leading public policy and lobbying practice in the United States. The Patton Boggs TechComm group has many more capabilities, and we invite you to explore our website and learn more.