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Posted In: FCC, pole attachments
Date: 08.06.2018
Late Friday, the FCC released its order modernizing various rules governing pole attachments. The FCC’s order addresses a range of issues, including one-touch make ready and timelines associated with pole attachment processes. Most significant to many of our members is the FCC’s adoption of fundamental changes to the agency...
Date: 08.02.2018
Background: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) considered seven items during its August 2, 2018 Open Commission Meeting, including the Wireline Infrastructure Report and Order (WC Docket No. 17-84; WT Docket No. 17-79) on pole attachments, and the Connected Care Pilot Program Notice of Inquiry (WC Docket No. 18-213) supporting telehealth...
Posted In: pole attachments
Date: 06.26.2018
Little noticed, but important, especially to broadband in rural America, the FCC’s upcoming action to modernize charges for attaching communications equipment to utility poles is likely to be another major step forward in achieving Chairman Pai’s goal of closing the digital divide.  It may sound boring, but as the FCC has...
Date: 11.21.2017
Six years ago, the Federal Communications Commission adopted an order designed to harmonize the regulated rates paid by various telecom providers to attach equipment to utility poles. Unfortunately, that effort hasn’t worked out as well as the agency had hoped. In fact, USTelecom recently surveyed a broad range of our members about the pole...
Date: 11.16.2017
Ensuring that all Americans can access the opportunities made possible by broadband internet access service is one of the great challenges facing the U.S. today. One way to think about that challenge is to break it into two parts.  First, how do we ensure that broadband networks are upgraded fast enough to keep up with...
Date: 11.16.2017
Background: Today the Federal Communications Commission approved a Report and Order on Replacement Utility Poles that eliminates a requirement for a historic preservation review of a replacement utility pole as long as the original pole wasn’t a historic property and the replacement will be placed in the same spot and look like the original...
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...

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