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Angela Y. Kung

Of Counsel

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+1.202.434.7320

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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. 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 – and routinely advocates on behalf of clients to ensure that the agency’s rules align with their interests.

Angela returned to Mintz in 2019 after spending over three years in the Auctions & Spectrum Access Division of the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. While at the FCC, Angela served as a lead attorney for the 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. Angela 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 the FCC, Angela advised Mintz clients on a range of wireless issues — including licensed and unlicensed spectrum policies, spectrum auctions, data roaming, interoperability, and FirstNet. She also defended the GPS industry before the FCC and Congress from an entity that proposed a service in adjacent frequency spectrum that would have threatened the reception of GPS signals.

Earlier in her career, Angela worked as a Communications Associate in the Washington, DC office of a global, full-service law firm and summered in its Hong Kong office. There she served as a member of the General Counsel team charged with oversight of the largest realignment of radio spectrum ever attempted by the FCC. 

Angela spearheads 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.

Education

  • American University (JD)
  • University of Michigan (BA)

Involvement

  • Member, Federal Communications Bar Association

Languages

- Mandarin

Recent Insights

News & Press

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What's New in 5G - March 2020

March 9, 2020 | Blog | By Russell Fox, Angela Kung, Christen B'anca Glenn

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This alert outlines the FCC’s proposed procedures for the first phase of the groundbreaking Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) auction, which will begin on October 22, 2020.
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Key FCC Regulations Impacting Companies in 2020

February 13, 2020 | Video | By Angela Kung, Laura Stefani

Angela Kung and Laura Stefani discuss key areas in which telecommunications touches non-traditional businesses and what companies need to be thinking about in 2020.
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What's New in 5G - February 2020

February 3, 2020 | Blog | By Russell Fox, Angela Kung, Christen B'anca Glenn

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This article covers the FCC’s January 30, 2020 release of a draft Order that would establish final rules for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, an initiative to help close the digital divide.
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What's New in 5G - December 2019

December 19, 2019 | Blog | By Russell Fox, Angela Kung, Christen B'anca Glenn

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FCC Issues New Radio Frequency Safety Rules, Seeks Comment on Additional Measures

December 5, 2019 | Alert | By Laura Stefani, Angela Kung

This alert highlights key takeaways from the FCC’s recent update to its RF safety rules as well as additional measures for which the agency is seeking comment.
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FCC Opens the 2.5 GHz Band for 5G Wireless Services

August 6, 2019 | Blog | By Angela Kung, Christen B'anca Glenn

As part of its strategy to make additional mid-band spectrum available for Fifth Generation (“5G”) wireless services, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) recently adopted a Report and Order that revises its rules for the 2.5 GHz band – the largest contiguous band of spectrum below 3 gigahertz – in a manner that will pave the way for the Commission to auction the spectrum for commercial use next year. 
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This article discusses the proposed Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, the FCC’s largest effort, to date, to close the digital divide and support high-speed broadband networks in rural America.
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ISPs Back Jan. 30 RDOF Vote, Phase 1 Auctions in 2020

January 16, 2020 | Communications Daily

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.

Events

Speaker
Dec
3
2019

Exploring the C-Band: Policy Perspectives and Predictions

FCBA

Womble Bond Dickinson, 1200 19th St NW, 20036

Speaker
Feb
28
2019

Five Steps to 5G: Prepping for the Next Generation

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