CLEC lawfirm recommendations?

Tim Utschig tim at
Tue Oct 11 00:28:09 UTC 2022

Hello NANOG'ers,

I hope this isn't too far off-topic:

I'm wondering, does anyone have any recommendations for a lawfirm
that will help a newbie through the process of becoming a CLEC? I
understand that it can take years, and am prepared for that.

Specifically in San Jose, California.

I'm trying to determine (by trial and error) the theoretical
minimum cost of running a tiny neighborhood FTTH +
very-short-range fixed-point wireless ISP for residences that
don't have fiber for no good reason at all.

Have gear, some funds, conflict-of-interest exception, and a
smidge of clue. Even have the first run of fiber already pulled
(via quickly-cancelled AT&T Dedicated Internet). Just need access and somewhere to put my gear on the
other end of the line. I think.


Tim Utschig <tim at>
408-644-3861 (mobile)

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