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Lindsay Miller is an Ice Miller partner and vice chair of the Firm’s Government Law Group. With nearly fifteen years of experience in technology initiatives, Lindsay has a reputation in the broadband and telecommunications arena of being a strong advocate with a successful track record in building relationships with public and private sector stakeholders. Lindsay regularly advises municipalities on how to utilize Public-Private Partnerships for fiber and wireless expansion in order to build smarter cities and leverage the Internet of Things (IoT). This includes providing guidance and counseling to multi-sector leaders as they seek to develop and finance Smart City infrastructure, and implement policies to enable developing technologies, such as connected/ autonomous vehicles (CAVs).

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Prior to joining the Firm, Lindsay served as the Executive Director for Connect Ohio, a nonprofit organization focused on facilitating broadband access, adoption, and use throughout the state of Ohio. Lindsay led Connect Ohio’s involvement in state technology initiatives and community broadband planning. Lindsay’s previous experience also includes working as Counsel for Broadband Research and Planning for a national nonprofit organization, Connected Nation. In this role, Lindsay prepared regulatory filings before state and federal agencies and formulated policy recommendations regarding broadband expansion. Lindsay also formerly worked in the Office of Chairman Julius Genachowski at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Lindsay participated on an internal FCC task team that developed a national computer and internet program for low-income Americans, and created orders for pending appeals through the FCC’s Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund (“E-rate”). Lindsay served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member with One Economy Corporation from 2007-2008, during which time she oversaw a program to provide affordable internet and computer access to low-income Ohio families.

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In 2007, Lindsay received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Kentucky, summa cum laude. She received her juris doctorate and Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management from The Ohio State University in 2013.
Reported and Representative Cases
  • Monongalia County, West Virginia. In May 2021, the County retained Ice Miller Whiteboard and technology partners, Lit Communities and DLZ, to develop its Comprehensive Broadband Strategic Plan and Execution Support Services. The County selected the team from a group of ten potential professional services firms. The goal of the strategic plan was to identify areas of Monongalia County that continue to struggle with broadband infrastructure and coverage and develop a strategy for infrastructure investment to provide top-tier, affordable and reliable internet service to residents, businesses and anchor institutions countywide. In February 2022, the Monongalia County Comprehensive Broadband Strategic Plan was presented to county officials. 
  • Eastgate Regional Council of Governments. Ice Miller was engaged by the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments (“Eastgate”) to complete a Regional Broadband Feasibility Study for Ashtabula, Mahoning, and Trumbull Counties, Ohio. Eastgate issued a Request for Proposals in September 2020 seeking the services of a consultant/firm to perform the study for the three-county region. Ice Miller’s proposal was awarded the contract in November 2020 by the selection committee, comprised of stakeholders from each county. The study focused on providing enhanced and reliable broadband internet service to rural areas lacking appropriate coverage, as well as urban centers that require increased speed and access.  In November 2021, the Vibrant NEO Board (or  Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium - NEOSCC) announced Eastgate as a 2021 Champion Award Winner for its Broadband Feasibility Study.
  • 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 Ohio Department of Transportation (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 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 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 buy the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. We then negotiated a new, better Bill for the same municipalities.
Representative Transactions
  • Represented the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) in the development of its 33 Smart Corridor, which is slated to be the largest connected/autonomous vehicles (CAVs) testing corridor in the world.
Selected Experience
  • Counsels clients on matters related to spectrum and broadband, and how to navigate through FCC compliance.
  • Assists municipalities in managing right-of-way and broadband deployment issues.
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Speaking Engagements
  • Moderator, P3 Conference & Expo, “Local Broadband P3s – Who, What, When and Most Importantly How!?” Panel consisted of, Jessica Fowler, Chief Client Officer at Lit Communities; Christopher L. Miller, Partner at Ice Miller LLP; Amir Nayeri, Deputy Director, Business Development at Meridiam; and Sean Sikora, County Commissioner for Monongalia, West Virginia - March 15, 2022
  • Speaker, Metro 2022 Design Challenge Kickoff  regarding "Broadband and Telecommunications for Local Communities" - February 3, 2022
  • Speaker, Ohio Township Association Winter Conference and Trade Show regarding a broadband update - January 28, 2022
  • Speaker, Law Day Seminar hosted by the International Right-of-Way (IRWA) Chapter 13 in Ohio regarding considerations for fiber and wireless deployment using the public way - November 9, 2021
  • Speaker, County Commissioners Association of Ohio ARPA Symposium regarding broadband - September 29, 2021
  • Speaker, Monongalia County Broadband Town Hall Event - September 29, 2021
  • Speaker, Harrison County Broadband Kick-off Meeting - September 28, 2021
  • Panelist, Digital Infrastructure Investment mini conference at the Broadband Communities Summit presented by the Broadband Breakfast Club - September 27, 2021
  • Panelist, CDFA Webinar, "The Federal Role in Financing Broadband" - September 14, 2021
  • Panelist, CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, "Rural Broadband & Teleheath Financing" - June 15, 2021
  • Presenter, The Franklin County Township Association, "Cable, Telecommunications and Broadband Update – What the future holds for Townships" - April 8, 2021
  • Presenter, The Ohio Townships Association, "Cable, Telecommunications and Broadband Update-What the Future Holds for Townships" - February 5, 2021
  • Panelist, 2020 CDFA Virtual National Summit, "Financing Vital Infrastructure-Broadband and Healthcare" - November 11, 2020
  • Co-Presenter at the “Smart Cities in a COVID-19 World” at the Mayor’s Institute hosted by Ball State University and Aim (Accelerate Indiana Municipalities) - November 9, 2020
  • Spoke about Broadband Infrastructure at the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) Intro Infrastructure Finance WebCourse - September 24, 2020
  • Co-Presenter - Litera TV regarding "Smart Cities" - September 3, 2020
  • Co-Presenter - Ohio Municipal League on "Alternative Business Models and Financing for Intelligent Network Infrastructure" - April 22, 2020
  • Participated in webinar sponsored by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) on the "Federal Communications Commission (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program" - April 16, 2020
  • Co-Presenter - Ohio Municipal League on "The Need for Connectivity,Steps for Access and Best Practices for Local Broadband Expansion" - March 18, 2020
  • Participated in webinar sponsored by the Council of Development Finance Agencies on "Strategies for Successful Funding through USDA's ReConnect Program" - February 12, 2020
  • Co-presenter, Ohio Municipal League on "Small Cell Towers Under ORC 4939 and The FCC Order - January 15, 2020
  • Co-presenter, Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) and Ice Miller webinar on "The State of Broadband Access and Adoption" - December 4, 2019
  • Panelist, Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) and Ice Miller Broadband Roundtable TV Series, "Case Studies and Best Practices for Broadband Expansion" - December 3, 2019
  • Co-presenter, 2019 Ohio Municipal League Annual Conference, "Small Cell Wireless: How did we get here and what does it mean for Ohio communities?" - October 25, 2019
  • Panelist, 2019 ITS Michigan Annual Meeting in Ann Arbor, "Legal, Liability and Insurance: Key Remaining Barriers for CVs and CAVs - September 25, 2019
  • Presenter, Indiana Economic Development Association (IEDA): Presenter, IEDA and Ice Miller, "The Need for Connectivity, Steps for Access and Best Practices for Local Broadband Expansion" - July 10, 2019
  • Presenter, America Society of Civil Engineers’ International Conference on Transportation and Development on “Financial, Legal, and Policy Issues for Connected/ Autonomous Vehicles” - June 12, 2019
  • Presenter, Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) webinar on "ReConnecting Rural Broadband - Strategies for Funding Success" - May 10, 2019
  • Moderator, Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA) and Ice Miller co-hosted webinar on "The Need for Connectivity, Steps for Access and Best Practices for Local Broadband Expansion" - April 17, 2019
  • Co-presenter, Ice Miller P3 webinar on "Current Smart City P3 Projects: A Deeper Dive" - April 10, 2019
  • Co-presenter, Ice Miller P3 webinar on "P3s for Smart City Projects: An Overview" - April 9, 2019
  • Panelist - Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition 8th Annual Conference on "Alternative Business Models and Financing for Intelligent Network Infrastructure" - Oct. 11, 2018
  • Co-presenter, Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference (OTEC) on: "From Broadband to Wideband and Beyond" - Oct. 3, 2018
  • Speaker at Smart Cities Week on "Comprehensive Smart Mobility Planning," facilitated by the Urban Mobility Task Force Policy Subcommittee - Oct. 2, 2018
  • Co-presenter, Ohio Municipal Attorney Association, 2018 Municipal Law Institute Civil Session on "Small Cell Towers as it relates to House Bill 478" - July 26, 2018
  • Participated in a webinar sponsored by the Ohio Municipal Attorney Association and The Ohio Municipal Law Institute on "Small Cell Towers as it relates to Senate Bill 331 and House Bill 478" - June 21, 2018
  • Co-presenter, Ice Miller IoT webinar on: “Network, Policy and Privacy Considerations for Connected Autonomous Vehicle Initiatives” - April 25, 2018
  • Presenter, Net Inclusion Conference on "Creating Intelligent Communities: Local Government Strategies in Action" - April 17, 2018
  • Presenter, Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo on "Alternative Business Models and Financing for Smart Cities" - March 29, 2018
  • Panelist, Ohio's Electric Cooperatives Winter Conference, 2018 on the topic of "A Rural Broadband Strategy to Connect Rural America" - Feb.13, 2018
  • Presenter, Columbus Kiwanis Club in Columbus, OH on "Digital Equity" - Jan. 8, 2018
  • Presenter, Public Safety Broadband Conference in Columbus, OH on "The Past, Present, and Future Technology Issues Facing Ohio" - Nov. 2, 2017
  • Presenter, Smart Regions Conference in Newport, KY for the Urban Impact featured presentations on: "Smart Cities Technology and How IoT can Help Communities Overcome Geographic and Socioeconomic Barriers" - Oct. 25, 2017 
  • Presenter at the 5th Annual Midwest IoT Conference in Chicago, IL on: "Rules of the Road: State and Local Government Considerations for Autonomous Vehicle Initiatives" - Oct. 18, 2017
  • Presenter at the 2017 APA Ohio Planning Conference in Athens, OH on the topic: "SB331/ORC 4939: How did we get here and what does it mean for Ohio communities?" - Sept. 29, 2017
  • Workshop Panelist at the NDIA Net Inclusion 2017 Conference on: “5G: What it is, how it will affect the environment for digital inclusion and how might 5G create opportunities for local government” - May 16-17, 2017
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