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Angela Y. Kung

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AYKung@mintz.com

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Angela draws on significant knowledge of the wireless regulatory landscape and experience at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to advise clients on, and help them comply with, FCC rules and regulations. She routinely advocates on behalf of clients to ensure that the agency’s rules align with their interests and business needs. With particular expertise on spectrum use policies and auction procedures, she has shepherded Mintz's clients through several FCC auctions related to next-generation 5G wireless technologies – including for low-, mid-, and high-band spectrum – as well as auctions for Universal Service Fund support to deploy advanced communications services in rural and unserved areas.

Earlier in her career, Angela served as a lead attorney for the FCC's Connect America Fund Phase II Auction, which awarded $1.488 billion in government subsidies over 10 years to more than 100 winning bidders committed to delivering fixed broadband and voice services covering over 700,000 locations in 45 states. She also served as a member of the team tasked with implementing the Nation’s first Broadcast Incentive Auction and was instrumental in developing the parameters and procedures for the FCC’s Mobility Fund Phase II Auction and Spectrum Frontier Auctions. Prior to joining Mintz, Angela was a member of the General Counsel team charged with oversight of the largest realignment of radio spectrum ever attempted by the FCC. 

Angela launched the TechComm Section’s “Next-Gen-Fem” initiative for up-and-coming women leaders and influencers in the communications and technology industry. And she leads the Section’s monthly blog on What’s New in 5G.

Angela draws on significant knowledge of the wireless regulatory landscape and experience at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to advise clients on, and help them comply with, FCC rules and regulations. She routinely advocates on behalf of clients to ensure that the agency’s rules align with their interests and business needs. With particular expertise on spectrum use policies and auction procedures, she has shepherded Mintz's clients through several FCC auctions related to next-generation 5G wireless technologies – including for low-, mid-, and high-band spectrum – as well as auctions for Universal Service Fund support to deploy advanced communications services in rural and unserved areas.

Experience

  • Advised and assisted Mediacom with securing funding from the FCC’s $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit Program and the $14.2 billion Affordable Connectivity Program in order to bring affordable broadband services to eligible households nationwide
  • Lead Mediacom’s advocacy in the FCC’s proceeding to secure the Nation’s supply chain and assisted with its participation in the $1.9 billion Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program
  • Advocated for CTIA on the FCC’s proposed Enhanced Competition Incentive Program focused on increasing spectrum access for small and rural wireless providers through targeted revisions to the FCC’s secondary market rules
  • Assisted Mediacom with securing nearly $30 million in FCC licenses for mid-band spectrum and over $1.4 million in Rural Digital Opportunity Fund support to bring high-speed broadband services to rural homes and small businesses.
  • Represented T-Mobile before the FCC and assisted with advocacy and participation in the H Block, AWS-3, 39 GHz, 3.5 GHz, C-band, 3.45 GHz band auctions.
  • Assisted T-Mobile with securing Special Temporary Authority to use unassigned spectrum held by the FCC – the first of authorizations of their kind – and other spectrum to help meet wireless network capacity challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Defended the GPS industry before the FCC and Congress from Ligado’s proposed terrestrial wireless network in adjacent frequency spectrum.
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What's New in 5G - September 2022

September 1, 2022 | Blog | By T. Scott Thompson, Angela Kung, Christen B'anca Glenn

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What's New in 5G - August 2022

August 3, 2022 | Blog | By Angela Kung, Christen B'anca Glenn

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What’s New in 5G - July 2022

July 7, 2022 | Blog | By Angela Kung, Christen B'anca Glenn

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What’s New in 5G - June 2022

June 2, 2022 | Blog | By Angela Kung, Christen B'anca Glenn

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What’s New in 5G - May 2022

May 4, 2022 | Blog | By Angela Kung, Christen B'anca Glenn

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What’s New in 5G - April 2022

April 6, 2022 | Blog | By T. Scott Thompson, Angela Kung, Christen B'anca Glenn

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What's New in 5G - March 2022

March 3, 2022 | | By T. Scott Thompson, Angela Kung, Christen B'anca Glenn

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What’s New in 5G - February 2022

February 2, 2022 | Blog | By Angela Kung, Christen B'anca Glenn

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What’s New in 5G - January 2022

January 5, 2022 | Blog | By Angela Kung, Christen B'anca Glenn

The next-generation of wireless technologies – known as 5G – is expected to revolutionize business and consumer connectivity, offering network speeds that are up to 100 times faster than 4G LTE, reducing latency to nearly zero, and allowing networks to handle 100 times the number of connected devices, enabling the “Internet of Things.”
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What’s New in 5G - December 2021

December 3, 2021 | Blog | By Angela Kung, Christen B'anca Glenn

The next-generation of wireless technologies – known as 5G – is expected to revolutionize business and consumer connectivity, offering network speeds that are up to 100 times faster than 4G LTE, reducing latency to nearly zero, and allowing networks to handle 100 times the number of connected devices, enabling the “Internet of Things.” Leading policymakers – federal regulators and legislators – are making it a top priority to ensure that the wireless industry has the tools it needs to maintain U.S. leadership in commercial 5G deployments. This blog provides monthly updates on FCC actions and Congressional efforts to win the race to 5G.
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News & Press

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In Reuters Westlaw’s "Daily Docket" column, Mintz Member Angela Y. Kung was featured for her recent promotion to partner and for her efforts to bring together up-and-coming women to network in the male-dominated telecommunications industry.
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Mintz Member Angela Y. Kung was featured in an article published by the WIA Blog highlighting women of the wireless infrastructure industry. Ms. Kung shared her most memorable achievement from this past year and emphasized the importance of closing the digital divide.
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Mintz Of Counsel Angela Kung was featured as a 2020 D.C. Rising Star by The National Law Journal. In her Q&A profile, Ms. Kung discussed her biggest accomplishment in practice, most valuable lesson from her first year practicing law, greatest lawyer mentor, and key to success.
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Mintz Of Counsel Angela Kung was featured by Law360 as among the publication’s 2020 Rising Stars in the Telecommunications category. In her profile, Ms. Kung discussed the biggest issue she’s worked on in her career, the most interesting matter she’s worked on lately, her proudest moment, and what motivates her.
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An article published by Communications Daily quoted remarks made by Mintz Of Counsel Angela Kung during a recent Federal Communications Bar Association Engineering and Technical Committee webinar focused on the 3.5 GHz band auction, the changing spectrum landscape, and how it is shaping 5G due to COVID-19.
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Communications Daily quoted Of Counsel Angela Kung on the Federal Communications Commission’s emergency COVID-19 funding program for telehealth services, including on overall eligibility.
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Of Counsel Angela Kung was quoted in an article published by Communications Daily that featured insights from industry stakeholders on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s draft Order establishing final rules for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF), which is up for consideration at the FCC’s January 30 meeting. As the next step in closing the digital divide, the RDOF, if adopted, would offer up to $20.4 billion over the next decade to support high-speed broadband networks in rural America.
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Events & Speaking

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Moderator
May
13
2021

The FCC and the Future of 5G

Association of Corporate Counsel - National Capital Region

Webinar

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Apr
23
2020
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Dec
3
2019

Exploring the C-Band: Policy Perspectives and Predictions

FCBA

Womble Bond Dickinson, 1200 19th St NW, 20036

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Feb
28
2019

Five Steps to 5G: Prepping for the Next Generation

3580 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92130

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Angela draws on significant knowledge of the wireless regulatory landscape and experience at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to advise clients on, and help them comply with, FCC rules and regulations. She routinely advocates on behalf of clients to ensure that the agency’s rules align with their interests and business needs. With particular expertise on spectrum use policies and auction procedures, she has shepherded Mintz's clients through several FCC auctions related to next-generation 5G wireless technologies – including for low-, mid-, and high-band spectrum – as well as auctions for Universal Service Fund support to deploy advanced communications services in rural and unserved areas.

Recognition & Awards

  • Recommended by the Legal 500 United States for Telecom & Broadcast: Regulatory (2022)
  • Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch": Communications Law (2021 – 2023)
  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyers: Rising Star (2020 – 2021)
  • The National Law Journal’s D.C. Rising Stars (2020)  
  • Law360: Rising Star - Telecommunications (2020)
  • Selected for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) 2020 Fellows Program
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Angela draws on significant knowledge of the wireless regulatory landscape and experience at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to advise clients on, and help them comply with, FCC rules and regulations. She routinely advocates on behalf of clients to ensure that the agency’s rules align with their interests and business needs. With particular expertise on spectrum use policies and auction procedures, she has shepherded Mintz's clients through several FCC auctions related to next-generation 5G wireless technologies – including for low-, mid-, and high-band spectrum – as well as auctions for Universal Service Fund support to deploy advanced communications services in rural and unserved areas.

Involvement

  • Member, Federal Communications Bar Association
  • Affiliate Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
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Angela Y. Kung

Member

Washington, DC