The FCC’s April 7, 2011 Pole Attachment Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration was published in the Federal Register this morning, meaning that June 8, 2011 will be the effective date for most of the new rules it implements, which were described in DWT Advisories last month (see DWT’s Advisory on the Order here and our Advisory on how the Order affects wireless deployment here.). Three of the Order’s rules contain information collection requirements that must receive further clearance from the Office of Management and Budget before they will be implemented. These are rules 1.1420 (timeline for access to utility poles); 1.1422 (contractors for survey and make-ready); and 1.1424 (complaints by incumbent local exchange carriers). DWT has participated in all prior pole proceedings and will post new entries regarding the effective date of the remaining rules and utility challenges that are expected to be filed. Please let us know if you would like further information regarding the FCC’s April 7 Order.