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Date: 06.16.2017
USTelecom recently filed comments in a Federal Communications Commission proceeding focused on how to accelerate the deployment of wireline broadband infrastructure by removing barriers to investment. Overall, USTelecom supports many of the FCC’s tentative conclusions in the proposed rulemaking and believes it should move quickly to update...
Date: 08.08.2016
The Federal Communications Commission did the right thing five years ago when it adopted a new formula for determining how much telecommunications and cable providers pay to attach equipment to utility poles. The agency brought the pole attachment rate telecom providers pay down closer to the rate charged to cable operators. While utility...
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Date: 08.05.2016
This case is about the rental rates that owners of utility poles may charge telecommunications providers and cable companies that lease space on their poles. With limited exceptions, the Federal Communications Commission must ensure that these “pole attachment” rates are “just and reasonable.” 47 U.S.C. § 224. The...
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USTelecom has consistently and aggressively advocated for reasonable pole attachment rates for ILECs. Status In mid-2011, the FCC comprehensively reformed its pole attachment regulations to more accurately reflect the intense competition in the broadband marketplace between cable providers, competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs),...
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