Bob Silverman provides guidance to telecommunications carriers and technology companies seeking to navigate through complex regulatory, commercial and compliance structures established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other government agencies. Bob’s wireless spectrum experience spans a variety of services—including 700 MHz, 2.5 GHz, AWS, Cellular, PCS and Citizens Broadband Radio Service—and runs the gamut from FCC auctions and compliance reporting to assignments, lease agreements, and enforcement actions. On behalf of various communications trade associations as well as individual clients, Bob advocates in rulemaking and policymaking proceedings. Bob also advises on universal service matters such as Mobility Fund, Connect America Fund, Lifeline Schools and Libraries, and other high-cost support mechanisms. Additionally, Bob handles matters pertaining to Internet regulation, spectrum sharing, and privacy and data protection.

Bringing extensive regulatory and government affairs experience to his practice, Bob has previously worked on U.S. trade compliance and export control and advertising/marketing matters, and on a variety of matters while in-house at the Washington Redskins.

Bob presents on topical matters at industry events and in webinars, and serves as Chair of the NTCA Associate Member Advisory Committee. Outside of the office, Bob thoroughly enjoys travel, food and music.

Professional Activities

Federal Communications Bar Association


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  • Advised a major multinational software & services provider, assisting it in obtaining FCC conditional approval to serve as one of the first Spectrum Access System administrators.

  • Counseled broadband wireless providers in the first-ever Mobility Fund and Connect America Fund reverse auctions supporting the deployment of new broadband networks to previously unserved and underserved areas.  

  • Provided comprehensive regulatory and strategic guidance and training to telecommunications executives and managers.

  • Assisted a regional Midwest provider to obtain federal and state approvals for the acquisition and lease of its wireless assets to a major nationwide carrier, and helped plan and implement the subscriber transition.

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