Randall B. Lowe

Randall B. Lowe

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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Is Dark Fiber a Regulated Service?

It seems logical to think that leasing dark fiber is not a telecommunications service. Dark fiber is only a component of a service, not a service unto itself. It may therefore come as a surprise to know that the FCC (and the...more

9/24/2014 - Dark Fiber FCC Stored Communications Act Telecommunications

Driving Down the Cost of Health Care Through Next Generation Networks

Current and future health care delivery models are quickly outgrowing legacy communications architectures, which lack the structural flexibility and, more importantly, the control and security of Next Generation Networks, or...more

8/26/2014 - Healthcare Technology

Are REITs a Viable Strategy for Communications Companies?

Windstream Holdings, Inc. recently announced plans to spin off its copper, fiber and other fixed real estate assets into an independent publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT). Windstream received a private letter...more

8/12/2014 - Corporate Tax Rates Corporate Taxes IRS Popular Private Letter Rulings REITS Spinoffs Telecommunications Wireless Industry

Magic Words to Preserve an Interest in an IRU?

Previously on this Law Advisor, I questioned whether an IRU is really an IRU. In particular, after peeling back the layer of the IRU onion, what really is it? I suggested that an IRU is a capital lease with the right to quiet...more

6/6/2014 - Covenant of Quiet Enjoyment Grantors Indefeasible Right To Use Leases Private Property Rights

FCC Creates an Annual $400 Million Healthcare Connect Fund for Broadband Services and Infrastructure

On Dec. 21, the FCC released its long-awaited Report and Order reforming its funding mechanisms for rural health care by creating a Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) of $400 million annually....more

12/29/2012 - Broadband FCC Healthcare Healthcare Connect Fund Rural Health Care Program

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