Greg Dunn has represented telecommunication clients for more than 40 years, providing legal and strategic assistance to a variety of private and public clients.

Greg has a comprehensive knowledge of both public utility and broadband issues and regularly works with clients on Smart City initiatives and public-private partnerships. His clients include municipalities, The Ohio State Supercomputer Center, competitive local exchange carriers (CLEC), data centers and wireless providers. He also consults on state of Ohio broadband and Internet of Things (IoT) public policy issues with Ice Miller Whiteboard LLC and has Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) experience in electric issues.


Greg assisted with the development and creation of the Dublink concept in Dublin, Ohio, which includes 125 miles of fiber optics, a conduit system and a Wi-Fi system, all connected to a municipal data center and the Ohio Academic Resource Network (OARnet). Dublin has attracted international attention, including being named one of the top seven intelligent communities of the year by the Intelligent Community Foundation (ICF) in both 2010 and 2011. Dublink also received an award from the National Science Foundation and the White House's broadband initiative, US Ignite.

Another of Greg's clients, the City of Columbus, has pursued the broadband plan written by Greg in 2007. Columbus' successful execution of that plan has led to Columbus also being selected a top seven Intelligent Community by Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) for 2012, and being named Intelligent Community of the year in 2016.

Internet of Things Resource Center

Greg created a cell tower leasing program for the City of Indianapolis wherein Ice Miller handles and organizes all cell tower negotiations for the city. In the program's first year of operation, Ice Miller's efforts have increased the fees collected by the City of Indianapolis by $2.6 million. Greg is currently working with the Ohio Department of Transportation on a connected/ autonomous vehicles (CAVs) project.

Greg speaks regularly on telecommunications, broadband and Internet of Things issues.
 
Representative Transactions
  • Represents the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) in the development of its 33 Smart Corridor, which is slated to be the longest connected/ autonomous vehicle testing corridor in the world.
  • Represented ODOT against a claim that it unlawfully terminated multiple contracts with a company managing third-party lease agreements for the use of macro and small cell towers on state-owned rights-of-way. The high-stakes, multi-million dollar case resulted in victories at both the trial and appellate level and ultimately in a favorable settlement for ODOT.
  • Represented 50 communities in litigation of Ohio Senate Bill 331, which prevented cities from restricting small cell infrastructure placement in local rights-of-way, and was found to be unconstitutionally enacted by the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. We then negotiated a new, better Bill for the same municipalities.
  • Represented the City of Columbus in all proceedings regarding deregulation of the telephone industry before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
  • Represented the City of Dublin in the development and drafting of the "Dublink" municipally owned fiber/conduit and Wi-Fi system.
  • Represented the Ohio Board of Regents and the Ohio Super Computer Center in the development and implementation of the OSCnet, the largest state owned fiber network in the country.
  • Represented the Ohio Academic Resource Network (OARnet) in the development and implementation of its fiber optic network, the second largest state-owned fiber network in the country.
  • Represents municipalities with their Requests for Information (RFI) and negotiates the creation and construction of fiber optic systems: Cities of New Albany, Gahanna and Dublin.
  • Represented the Ohio Board of Development in the drafting of the Ohio Broadband Policy.
  • Represented the City of Columbus in drafting of the formal telecommunications policy for the City.
  • Represented the City of Dublin in drafting agreements and negotiating transactions associated with the maintenance and sale of fibers for the City's municipally owned fiber/conduit Wi-Fi system, Dublink.
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Speaking Engagements
  • “Building an Intelligent State, One Community at a Time,” National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA), scheduled for April 17, 2018
  • “The past, present, and future of connectivity in Ohio,” Public Safety Broadband Conference, November 2, 2017
  • “Smart Cities and Connected Cities,” Smart Regions Conference, October 25, 2017
  • "SB331/ORC 4939: How did we get here and what does it mean for Ohio Communities?" 2017 APA Ohio Planning Conference, September 29, 2017
  • “Smart Cities – Financing Innovation and Infrastructure in Ohio,” Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) Ohio Roundtable Speakers, September 7, 2017
  • Workshop Panelist at Youngstown State University's Williamson School of Business Tech Belt Technology
  • Summit on the topic of Public-Private Partnership Broadband projects, May 15, 2014
  • Panelist for Managed Services Webinar: "Best Practices in Creating IT Contracts," July 2013
  • Communication Law in 2013 Webcast sponsored by The Knowledge Congress
  • Getting the Most out of Your Community's Telecom Infrastructure
  • Windows on the Future
  • Competitive Video Franchising Forum and Luncheon, April 27, 2006
  • Strategic Technology Planning For Local Communities, March 8, 2002
  • Cable Franchising
  • Telecommunication Competition
  • Opportunities in Eastern Europe
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