The FCC's Pole Attachment Discount For Telecom Cos.
April 29, 2011, 2:27 PM EDT
Law360, New York (April 29, 2011, 2:27 PM EDT) -- On April 7, the Federal Communications Commission released its report and order on reconsideration revising “pole attachment” rules issued under Section 224 of the Communications Act of 1934, which mandate that electric utilities permit cable and telecommunications providers to place their facilities on or in existing poles, conduits and rights-of-way.
The FCC's revisions significantly modify the prior federal pole attachment rules. In a nutshell, the revised rules: 1) lower attachment rates for noncable attachers to bring them in line with rates paid by cable companies; and...