Date: Aug 09, 2004
The New York Public Service Commission today adopted new pole attachment regulations imposing new requirements designed "to promote the deployment of competitive telecommunications networks." As expected, the new rules appear to achieve that goal but do so, unfortunately, at the expense of utility pole owners. Although New York's rules contain a few utility-friendly provisions, they otherwise impose considerable additional burdens.
New York's new rules include the following:
We expect that New York's new rules will be studied carefully by any other state interested in promoting telecommunications by modifying their pole attachment regulations. If you have any questions or comments about these new rules, feel free to contact us.
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