Gregory Kunkle practices in the area of telecommunications, with an emphasis on assisting corporate clients and trade associations with various legal and regulatory matters before the Federal Communications Commission.
Mr. Kunkle regularly counsels critical infrastructure companies, such as electric utilities, oil and gas companies, and railroads, public safety agencies, and commercial providers regarding FCC wireless licensing and compliance issues. He assists clients in identifying and acquiring wireless spectrum through a variety of means, including spectrum leasing, purchase and sale of licenses, and the FCC's auction process. His spectrum acquisition practice spans all of the FCC's wireless frequency allocations, including the 220 MHz band, AMTS (217/219 MHz), VHF/UHF Part 22 Paging, the 1.4 GHz band, Part 90 800/900 MHz bands, MAS, the 2.5 GHz EBS/BRS band, and the 700 MHz band.
Mr. Kunkle counsels clients that become involved in the FCC's enforcement process including by responding to and vigorously defending against complaints and investigations and, where appropriate, negotiating settlements with the Commission.
His practice also involves supporting companies seeking equipment authorizations before the FCC as well as license-exempt operation under part 15 of the FCC's rules.
Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Mr. Kunkle was an attorney at a boutique Washington, DC telecommunications law firm where he counseled a wide range of clients including wireless and wireline service providers (e.g., resellers and prepaid providers), with FCC compliance issues. Mr. Kunkle assisted carrier clients with complex compliance matters before the FCC including issues regarding USF, slamming, enhanced services and related issues and aided a variety of clients, including carriers and end users, with transactional matters.
Mr. Kunkle is a frequent speaker on wireless regulatory issues at major telecommunications conferences throughout the United States and contributes regularly to industry publications.
Mr. Kunkle is the President of the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) and a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association.
May 03, 2016 Visit Keller and Heckman LLP Telecommunications Practice Group at the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) Telecom and Technology 2016 conference
Apr 26, 2016 Visit Telecommunications Practice Group at Annual Energy Telecommunications and Electrical Association (ENTELEC) Conference
Mar 24, 2016 Partner Greg Kunkle to Present Positive Train Control (PTC) - What's the Reality? at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE)
Mar 21, 2016 Visit Telecommunications Practice Group Members at International Wireless Communications Expo
Mar 07, 2016 Jack Richards and Greg Kunkle Quoted in Mission Critical Article 3 Secondary Market Spectrum Opportunities for Critical Infrastructure
Oct 27, 2015 Greg Kunkle to Present at Heartland Group Conference
Mar 18, 2015 Greg Kunkle Presented at IWCE's Spring 2015 Conference
Feb 11, 2016 Webinar: 2016 Spectrum Update
Nov 12, 2014 Webinar: Spectrum Acquisition for Critical Infrastructure Companies
Jul 29, 2014 Webinar: FCC Signal Booster Rules and Challenges in Implementing Solutions to Ensure Building-Wide Wireless Reception
Apr 17, 2014 Webinar: FCC Continues Tower Enforcement: Know Your Tower ABCs
Apr 29, 2009 ENTELEC 2009 Conference and Expo
Jan 28, 2016 Partner Greg Kunkle Authors Article on Law360: FCC Aims High With Spectrum Policy In 2016
Jan 08, 2016 FCC Aims High in 2016 with Incentive Auction, 3.5 GHz Band
Dec 29, 2014 Happy Holidays From the Telecommunications Practice Group
Sep 15, 2014 The Energy Industry Deserves Adequate Spectrum Resources
Mar 31, 2014 Pole Attachment Jurisdiction, Private Broadband, FCC Fees
Jan 13, 2014 Telecom Predictions for 2014 -- Vol XI Issue 2
Dec 23, 2013 Happy Holidays! -- Volume X, Issue 52