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Verizon, AT&T pension charges could impact pole attachment fees

USA - September 20 2013 In January 2013, AT&T and Verizon reported to the financial press multi-billion dollar accounting charges due to costs associated with their pension…

FCC adopts and proposes new rules on pole attachment rates, terms and conditions

USA - May 21 2010 At its May 20, 2010, Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Order/FNPRM) to ensure nondiscriminatory, just, and reasonable rates, terms and conditions for access to investor-owned utility poles in the 30 states where such attachments are regulated by the FCC.

Christopher A. Fedeli, James F. (Jay) Ireland

Record Fine, Possible “Death Sentence” for Alleged Lifeline Violations Proposed by FCC

USA - April 11 2016 On April 7, the FCC issued a Notice of Apparent Liability ("NAL") against a wireless Lifeline provider, Total Call Mobile, Inc. ("TCM"). An…

Open internet rules become effective June 12: impact on pole attachments

USA - June 9 2015 On Friday, June 12 - barring a judicial stay - many of the FCC's "Open Internet" rules will become effective. A significant consequence of the…

James F. (Jay) Ireland

FCC amends pole attachment rules to promote broadband deployment

USA - April 8 2011 On April 7, 2011, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously adopted an Order reforming the FCC's pole attachment rules to limit rates and improve access to investor-owned utility poles in the 30 states where it regulates pole attachment rates, terms and conditions.

Christopher A. Fedeli, James F. (Jay) Ireland