ACA lauds FCC's pole-attachment ruling

The American Cable Association has applauded the FCC for adopting an order that brings parity to the amounts that telcos, wireless carriers and cable companies pay to attach equipment to uility poles. 

"By preventing pole owners from increasing attachment rates paid by cable providers, the decision addresses a major concern of ACA members that the FCC's action in the Open Internet Order classifying broadband Internet access service as a telecommunications service will deter cable operators from investing in their broadband networks," said Matthew Polka, president and CEO of the ACA. "While ACA continues to oppose the FCC's decision to reclassify broadband Internet access service, the independent cable community appreciates that the FCC's effort to mitigate some of the harm to investment in networks from this order by ensuring the rate formula for telecommunications services will produce pole attachment rates at parity with the cable formula. This decision also will harmonize attachment rates overseen by the federal government and the rates overseen by many states."

You can read Polka's full statement here

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