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Telecommunications Law

The telecommunications law attorneys at Miller, Miller & Canby are experienced in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia and leading advocates on telecommunications issues including 5G infrastructure development. We guide our clients through the ever-changing maze of federal, state and local regulations in order to advise telecommunications and property owner clients.

Consider MM&C to help you in these Telecommunications Law matters:
  • Broadband Planning and Deployment
  • Wireless Communications
  • Regulation and Deployment of Wireless and Cellular Networks
  • Business Matters
  • Tower Siting
  • Interplay of Federal, State and Local Regulations
  • Cell Site and Cell Tower Licensing, Leasing Programs and Agreements
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Access and Rights of Way
  • Fixed, Mobile and Broadband Wireless Communications
  • Environmental, Permitting, Zoning, and Land Use Issues
  • Establishment of Communications Networks and Obtaining Low-Cost, High-Speed Fiber Network Access
  • Small Cell & HETNET Considerations
  • 5G Legal Advisement
  • Telecommunications Zoning Text Amendment Drafting and Testimony
  • Emerging Technologies Counsel
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 
  • Section 6409 guidance

Telecommunications Attorneys


Cathy's expertise and industry knowledge is second to none. She has guided myself and many colleagues through the never-ending changes in telecom as it relates to county zoning code and has authored creative and common sense text initiatives allowing the industry and the government authorities to agree quickly on common ground. I have also had the opportunity to work with her as she represented our firm in client lease negotiations. Her ability to understand the client needs and processes, as well as her talent in negotiating has made her a true asset in our industry.

Michael Lautar, II, Principal, Acquisitions, Bridge Gap Consulting, LLC

As a Maryland zoning expert in the telecommunications industry, Sean is level-headed, pragmatic and a great communicator. He clearly outlines our options and describes the path forward in the land development and permitting process. We couldn't be happier with the service he provides!

Bert Stern, Chief Development Officer, Centerline Communications

Sean has a unique ability to assess risk, helping us successfully navigate through complex regulatory processes in the DC area market. He is professional, insightful, and a great strategic thinker, and his great demeanor makes him an absolute pleasure to work with.

Len Forkas, President, Milestone Communications, Inc.

I am so grateful to Mr. Hughes. He called me personally and gave me honest, practical advice which solved my issue. He is a true gentleman, highly gifted and astute. I highly recommend Mr. Hughes and Miller, Miller & Canby.

H. B. Marcos

I have worked with Sean Hughes for many years and consider him to be one of the most conscientious attorneys I know. Through his years of experience, he offers excellent results and advice, but most importantly his integrity and honesty are his top qualities as a professional.

Tom Kane CEO, Network Building Consulting

I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Sean Hughes for nearly 20 years. In that time, he has been one of the most competent and prolific wireless telecom land use attorneys I know. Having him on the Board of the MD/DC Wireless Association is both beneficial and exciting. We will put his years of experience and expertise to great use as the MDDCWA represents the wireless telecom community in the Baltimore/Washington market on the issues that directly impact our industry.

David Yacoub President, Maryland DC Wireless Association

Sean took my issue to heart and worked to ensure the best outcome for me. He reached out to his contacts in the county, which greatly helped our cause. He attended meetings, provided testimony...each step of the way he communicated with me and we worked together to affect change.

Angela M. Golub, CPA, CGMA

Case Studies


Telecommunications / Land Use Approval for Cell Tower

Issue: A longtime client of Miller, Miller & Canby attorney Sean P. Hughes, Esq. needed legal assistance to gain land use approval for a wireless more →


Telecommunications / Zoning Approval for Out of State Wireless Company

Issue: An out of state wireless infrastructure development (cell tower) company retained Sean in mid-December.  The client needed expedited and quality more →

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