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Carl Kandutsch was born and raised in Bar Harbor, Maine. He holds a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, a Ph.D. from Yale University, and a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law.

In 1997, Carl went to work as a staff attorney in the Cable Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission. While at the FCC, Carl took a lead role in drafting amendments to the Commission's rules governing the disposition of cable home run wiring and cable home wiring. He then went on to become General Counsel for DirecPath, LLC, one of the largest and most successful private cable operators in the United States. Since 2008, Dr. Kandutsch has operated a solo law practice in Plano, Texas, representing Multi-Dwelling Unity (MDU) property owners and managers, as well as broadband service providers, at the intersection of real estate and telecommunications law. Carl has also published numerous articles dealing with regulatory, legal, and public policy issues related to his practice.


  • John Hopkins University, B.A. in Humanities, 1979
  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 1988
  • Yale University, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 1985

Practice Areas:

  • Residential multi-family real estate
  • Telecommunications law
  • Administrative Law

Admitted to Practice:

  • All Texas State courts
  • All Maine State courts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine
  • First Circuit Federal Court of Appeals

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Member, Board of Directors
Multifamily Broadband Council (MBC) 

In wake of the FCC’s Notice of Inquiry called Improving Competitive Broadband Access to Multiple Tenant Environments, competitive access to multi-tenant properties is again a burning public policy issue. We intend to summarize the controversy in a series of blog entries in the coming weeks.

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Carl Kandutsch Law Office
2520 Avenue K, Suite 700/760
Plano, Texas 75074
Telephone: (214) 427-5354
Mobile: (207) 659-6247

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The Kandutsch Law Office has been selected by Broadband Communities Magazine as one of the nation's "Top 100 Technology Providers" for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015   

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