Since 2000, Don Cohen of our firm has been General Counsel to a non-profit consortium of public utility districts instrumental in “bridging the digital divide” between rural areas of our state unserved or underserved by reliable modern high-speed communications services, and more urban communities. We guided the consortium’s formation, and have been integrally involved in a variety of matters requiring the ability to navigate complex state, federal, and local regulatory frameworks. Among other things, we assisted the consortium in obtaining and implementing over $130 million in federal economic stimulus grant funding for infrastructure construction and provisioning of broadband services to local hospitals, schools, libraries, governmental agencies, businesses, and individuals.