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Scott Thompson is a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine, specializing in broadband communications and telecommunications policy, regulation, and competition. Scott’s practice has particular emphasis on lobbying, negotiation and litigation on behalf of cable television and telecommunications service providers before the FCC, state legislatures, state public service commissions, local governments, and the courts. His experience encompasses a broad array of issues, including local franchising of cable and telecommunications providers, access to poles, conduits and easements, competitive entry issues, and access to inside wiring and premises. He has also represented communications clients in commercial and regulatory disputes before trial and appellate, state and federal courts.
For the past several years, Scott has been at the national forefront of representing telecommunications providers and cable operators in their dealings with local regulators. Most recently, he has represented cutting edge telecommunications and wireless providers in their nationwide introduction of local facilities and services, and in federal court litigation challenging unlawful and discriminatory municipal franchise and right-of-way requirements.
He presently serves on the Advisory Board for Pike and Fischer's "Communications Environmental And Land Use Law Report" and has appeared as a speaker on panels regarding telecommunications franchising and right-of-way use.

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