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FCC Sets Stage for Supplemental Changes to the Federal Telecom Pole Attachment Rate Formula – Comments due June 4

Posted in DWT Advisory, Pole Attachments

Today, the FCC Wireline Competition Bureau released a Public Notice seeking to refresh the record on a Petition for Reconsideration filed by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), COMPTEL, and tw telecom in June 2011 seeking to change certain aspects of the FCC’s new telecommunications pole attachment rate formula to make the telecommunications and cable pole attachment rates equivalent even when the number of attaching entities differ from the Commission’s presumptions. Without changes to the formula, the telecommunications rate could significantly exceed the cable rate, thwarting the Commission’s effort to align the two federal pole attachment rates.

Comments on the Petition are due by June 4, and reply comments are due by June 15.

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