TRB Webinar: Telecommunication at Airports—Trends and Legal Considerations

May 17, 2022 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
0.00 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 1.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 1.25 hour(s)

Internet and cellular services and technologies change quickly.  Airport operators must continuously evaluate their telecommunication strategies to ensure they provide adequate services for customers, vendors, and other stakeholders, and do so in a manner that benefits their business interests. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 2:30PM-4PM Eastern that will explore key trends and developments in these services and technologies while highlighting the legal issues and challenges. The webinar will cover spectrum management and interference issues. Presenters will also offer guidance to help airport operators navigate contractual and policy strategies related to service classifications and spectrum management.

The webinar features research from ACRP Legal Research Digest 43: Legal Considerations for Telecommunications at Airports.

This webinar is sponsored by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, you must sign into to register.

A recording will be sent to all registrants after the webinar.

Webinar agenda and presenters

  • Telecommunications technology trends - Sean Cusson, Del Ray Solutions, Inc.; and Rendell Johnson, Parsons Corporation
  • FCC classification of different types of cellular and internet services - Sean Cusson, Del Ray Solutions, Inc.; and Rendell Johnson, Parsons Corporation
  • Business strategies to consider before deploying internet and cellular systems - Sean Cusson, Del Ray Solutions, Inc.; and Rendell Johnson, Parsons Corporation
  • Los Angeles International Airport’s current DAS deployment and Orlando International Airport's consortium agreement - Sean Cusson, Del Ray Solutions, Inc.; and Rendell Johnson, Parsons Corporation
  • Spectrum management strategies - Sean Cusson, Del Ray Solutions, Inc.; and Rendell Johnson, Parsons Corproration
  • Question and answer session - Joseph Huber, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Establish contracts and policies related to new internet and cellular system uses in airports
  • Assess spectrum management and establish practices to reduce interference issues

Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) will provide 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) to accredited airport executives who attend this webinar. Claim CEUs by visiting For questions about AAAE continuing education units, please contact

Continuing Legal Education Credits

TRB is offering 1.25 CLE credits for this webinar. TRB did not seek approval for this workshop from the state board, so we advise that you contact your state board prior to registering for the webinar to see if credits would be accepted. Registered webinar attendees who sign in and view the entire webinar will receive a link to a certificate that they can fill out and provide to their board. Complete a certificate for each state in which you are required to file. Rules for CLE in some states require the provider to file attendance with the regulator as a service to lawyers. Please confirm jurisdictional reporting requirements with the state regulator. This certificate should be filed with the appropriate MCLE Board(s) or Commission(s) within 30 days of activity. Introductory remarks, keynote addresses, business meetings, breaks, receptions, etc., are not included in the computation of credit. TRB will retain a copy of your attendance; however, TRB is not required to submit attendance to the board.

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