At 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. 

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