On May 20, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission adopted an Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that implements key recommendations of the National Broadband Plan for promoting broadband deployment and competition. The Order and Further Notice will make broadband more affordable and available by speeding and reducing the costs of access to an essential piece of infrastructure: utility poles.
The Federal Communications Commission should establish a joint task force with state, Tribal and local policymakers to craft
guidelines for rates, terms and conditions for access to public rights-of-way.
The Federal Communications Commission should establish a comprehensive timeline for each step of the Section 224 access process and reform the process for resolving disputes regarding infrastructure access.