The Order recognizes that the deployment of communications networks and broadband infrastructure depends heavily on access to utility poles on reasonable rates, terms and conditions. Accordingly, the Order declined to...more
In recent separate actions, the Public Utility Commission of Ohio (“PUCO”) and the Louisiana Public Service Commission (“LPSC”) adopted comprehensive pole attachment regulatory regimes intended to facilitate the deployment of...more
This is a story of persistence and perseverance, if not patience.
The cable industry finally obtained some control over skyrocketing pole attachment rates charged by cooperative utilities in North Carolina when the...more
Last week the Ninth Circuit held that utility poles are not “point sources” of stormwater discharge nor “associated with industrial activity,” and therefore do not require an NPDES permit to comply with the Clean Water Act....more
In a significant victory for cable and telecommunications providers, today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in a unanimous opinion, upheld the FCC’s April 2011 decision (2011 Pole Order)...more
The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (PUC) today issued an order approving a settlement of a pole attachment rate dispute between Public Service Company of New Hampshire and Time Warner Entertainment Company L.P....more
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