By James F. Ireland, James W. Tomlinson, and Christopher A. FedeliAt its May 20, 2010, Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Order/FNPRM) to ensure nondiscriminatory, just, and reasonable rates, terms and conditions for access to investor-owned utility poles in the 30 states where such attachments are regulated by the FCC.In its 94-page Order/FNPRM, the FCC adopts two new requirements relating to pole access and construction practices and proposes a host of new rules governing rates, terms and conditions of pole access to encourage broadband deployment and competition consistent with recommendations made in the National Broadband Plan (“Plan”).(Continue reading)* DWT ADVISORIES provide in-depth and comprehensive analyses of some of the most important communications issues today.  These Advisories are posted to the Broadband Law Advisor without e-mail notification.  However, if you would like to receive DWT ADVISORIES directly in your inbox, sign up on the ADVISORY subscription page.