Coalition Urges FCC to Revise Pole Attachment Rules to Help Spur Rural Broadband Deployment Print
Monday, June 27 2022

Today, a coalition of free-market organizations, led by the Center for Individual Freedom, filed comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s ("FCC") Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise its pole attachment rules.

Specifically, the comments urge the FCC to revise its pole attachment rules to spur rural broadband deployment by clarifying the cost-sharing requirements for pole replacements, ensuring prompt review of pole attachment applications, and creating an expedited process to review pole attachment disputes, especially in rural unserved areas.

The following organizations are represented on the comments:  Center for Individual Freedom, Citizens Against Government Waste, Consumer Action for a Strong Economy, Innovation Economy Institute, Institute for Liberty, Institute for Policy Innovation, Institute for Regulatory Analysis and Engagement, Less Government, Market Institute, and National Taxpayers Union.

Read the Comments Here (PDF)