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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.
Reported and Representative Cases
  • The Miami Valley Communications Council (MVCC) was recognized as one of eleven “Smart 50 Award” winners for 2020 for its Gateway Fiber Project. This award is given in partnership by Smart Cities Connect, Smart Cities Connect Foundation and US Ignite to recognize and honor the 50 most transformative, innovative and influential “Smart City” projects from several countries around the globe. In addition to our MVCC representation, each of its member cities (Centerville, Kettering, Miamisburg, Moraine, Oakwood, Springboro and West Carrollton, Ohio) are, or previously have been, clients of the Firm.
  • Represented hybrid fiber-wireless broadband provider, Agile Network Builders, LLC (“Agile”), in its acquisition by InSite Wireless Group, LLC (“Insite”). Agile will continue operating as a division of InSite, which is based in Alexandria, Virginia. Prior to the acquisition, Ice Miller had been representing Agile since 2010 in various legal and consulting capacities. Agile had previously been awarded a contract to upgrade the Multi-Agency Radio Communications (MARCS) network in Ohio, which powers state emergency radio communications. The organization also contracts with state and local governments, and private providers, to expand broadband coverage in difficult to serve regions.
  • Represented an Internet, Data and VOIP communications company, which owns and operates data centers, in its appeal of a significant use tax assessment relating to telecommunications services. The Department of Taxation assessed use taxes on the client’s provision of efficient internet routes for customers on the grounds that the client’s selection of the pathways added new value and security to the pathways the client purchased from providers. The assessment was retrospective but also created risk of future, ongoing use tax assessments.  We were able to resolve the assessment in the client’s favor through appeal to the Ohio Board of Tax Appeal. 
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.
Firm Publications
Published In
"Broadband Infrastructure for Commercial Buildings: Technology Options",, June 26, 2018
Speaking Engagements
  • Co-Presenter at Ohio Broadband Access Ohio "Possible Structures for Improving Broadband" - October 19, 2022
  • Panelist on "The State of Ohio Broadband Grand Program and Indiana Broadband Grant Program Updates" at the CNI Tech Con 2022 - March 16, 2022
  • "Coalition for Municipal Broadband" - August 2, 2021
  • Panelist on "Internet as a Utility" Presented by the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio at the 2020 Glenn College Leadership Forum - October 30, 2020
  • Co-Presenter at the ASE Seminar on 5G and Internet of Things - July 23, 2020
  • Co-Presenter at the Ohio Municipal League on The Need for Connectivity, Steps for Access and Best Practices for Local Broadband Expansion - July 15, 2020
  • Panelist on "5G" at hub88 - November 14, 2019
  • Panelist on "How to Connect the Countryside" at the Intelligent Community Forum, ICF Summit 2019 - June 11-13, 2019
  • “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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