Speeding Access to Utility Poles to Promote 5G & Broadband Deployment

FCC Chairman Pai discusses the agency’s continued efforts to promote broadband deployment and competition by speeding the process and reducing the costs of attaching new network facilities to utility poles. To enable broadband providers to enter new markets and deploy high-speed networks, access to poles must be swift, predictable, safe, and affordable. Pole access also is essential in the race to deploy fast 5G wireless service, which relies on small cells and wireline backhaul.

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