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Florida Storm Hardening Plans Up for Approval

Posted in Pole Attachments, State Activities

Every three years, the Florida Investor Owned Electric Utilities file storm hardening plans. In years past, cable and telecommunications attachers have intervened in the storm hardening proceedings with the goal of ensuring that the plans did not alter federally governed pole attachment terms and conditions. The Florida Public Service Commission will be considering the IOU… Continue Reading

Pole Attachment Rate Approval Sought By Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative

Posted in Pole Attachments, State Activities

On May 16, 2013, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) filed an application with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) seeking approval of its proposed pole attachment rates, terms and conditions, pursuant to Virginia Code 56-466.1 as amended, which grants to the SCC authority to review the reasonableness of electric cooperative pole attachment rates, terms and… Continue Reading

Missouri Circuit Court Enjoins Two New Laws Promoting Wireless and Wireline Broadband Deployment

Posted in Broadband Deployment, State Activities, Wireless

As an update to our blog posts dated May 29, 2013 (Communication Attacher Efforts Lead to Laws Governing Pole Owning Electric Cooperatives and Municipalities) and August 13, 2013 (Missouri Enacts Statute Favorable For Wireless Industry and Broadband Deployment), today the Circuit Court of Cole County, Missouri, enjoined and stayed the two Missouri laws (HB 345… Continue Reading

Missouri Enacts Statute Favorable For Wireless Industry And Broadband Deployment

Posted in Broadband Deployment, State Activities, Wireless

On July 5, 2013, Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri signed into law HB 331 – the “Uniform Wireless Communications Infrastructure Deployment Act” (the “Act”).  The purpose of the Act is “to encourage and streamline the deployment of broadband facilities and to help ensure that robust wireless communication services are available throughout Missouri.” The Act is decidedly favorable… Continue Reading

Communications Attacher Efforts Lead to Laws Governing Pole Owning Electric Cooperatives and Municipalities

Posted in Broadband Deployment, Infrastructure (Poles, Conduit and Rights of Way), Pole Attachments, State Activities

At this time of year when state legislative sessions have ended or are coming to a close, there are usually one or two bills making their way to governors for signature that, in some form or another, regulate pole owning electric cooperatives and/or municipalities for pole attachment purposes. As a general matter, electric cooperatives and… Continue Reading