Saturday, April 05, 2003

Virginia conference on local government and telecommunications

The Virginia Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors is holding its first annual conference April 7-8 in Williamsburg - and I'll be there, and so to the loyal readers (and you know you are), more blogging next week. On the program among others are Jim Baller of the Baller Herbst Law Group and Nicholas Van Eaton of Miller & Van Eaton. Jim Baller represented the City of Bristol in its successful lawsuit against the Attorney General, which resulted in this opinion in which Judge Jones of the W.D. Va. declared that the Federal Telecommunications Act preempted a Virginia statute precluding localities from providing telecommunications.

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