You, FCC, tell us again why cities are only allowed to charge rich telcos $270 to attach 5G tech to utility poles? Well, we just reached inside our A$$ and pulled it out, regulator tells court – via  TheRegister.co.uk
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You, FCC, tell us again why cities are only allowed to charge rich telcos $270 to attach 5G tech to utility poles? Well, we just reached inside our A$$ and pulled it out, regulator tells court – via TheRegister.co.uk

Brexit aside, no one can call out absurdity like the Brits can. While some folks are still caught up on the red herring that local regulation equals no 5G (that 5G which doesn’t yet exist, by the way), The Register, a UK publication that sports the tagline, “Biting the hand that feeds IT,” highlights the…

The battle over 5G deployment in America’s cities – Balch Law Group on Axios News Magazine
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The battle over 5G deployment in America’s cities – Balch Law Group on Axios News Magazine

Industry was way ahead of local government and government response for deployment of small cell wireless. They started coming to the City [Brookhaven, GA] with applications to deploy their devices and their facilities before we knew what was going on. And when we finally caught on to what was going on, we were like, “Wait…

Balch Law Group Is Proud to Underwrite NPR Affiliate and Jazz Station WCLK

Balch Law Group Is Proud to Underwrite NPR Affiliate and Jazz Station WCLK

We believe that a big part of helping communities involves giving back to the cultural icons that highlight the best of what humanity has to offer. BLG is proud to underwrite WCLK. Jazz 91.9 WCLK is dedicated to developing and providing high quality multimedia and broadcast programs that uplift, educate and inform the Atlanta community…

Because…Cookies

Because…Cookies

One of the very best things about being a boutique law firm is the ability to deliver personalized service no matter how big the client. So, in 2016 when Chris and his colleagues wanted to do something nice at the holidays for the staff of the cities BLG represents, Chris brainstormed ideas with his strategic…

Balch Law Group Completes Negotiations for $45M Community Investment for CHOA in Brookhaven, GA
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Balch Law Group Completes Negotiations for $45M Community Investment for CHOA in Brookhaven, GA

Chris and Balch Law Group recently completed negotiations for a $45 million Community Investment Agreement related to the construction of a $1.5 billion dollar hospital campus by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Inc. The Brookhaven hospital, sited at the corner of Interstate 85 and North Druid Hills Road, is projected to include nearly 450 beds, two…

Chris Quoted in Communications Daily
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Chris Quoted in Communications Daily

Slew of LFA Challenge Plaintiffs Reflects Communities’ Concerns – by Matt Daneman  The plethora of municipality and state plaintiffs challenging the FCC’s cable TV local franchise authority (LFA) order in court… …Chris Balch, city attorney for Brookhaven, Georgia, also a plaintiff, said his locality’s participating due to concerns about the FCC order interfering in contractual issues…

Chris Balch, chair of the City of Atlanta Commission of Veterans Affairs

at Atlanta City Hall honoring Purple Heart recipients While Atlanta and our nation are indebted to all our veterans, those who have been awarded the Purple Heart Medal have marked paid to that blank check they once wrote in favor of Uncle Sam by having been wounded in combat,” Chris Balch, chair of the City…