Regulators Stifle Broadband Expansion With Exorbitant Pole Attachment Fees

As Government Officials Discuss The Affordability Of Broadband, Some Regulators Are Helping Contribute To The Problem By Implementing Sky-High Pole Attachment Fees, The Cost Of Which Tend To Be Passed On To The End Consumer. Regulators Claim These Costs Are Necessary To Compensate The Cooperatives For The Maintenance Of The Poles But Increasing The Cost Goes Against The Spirit Of A Bill Passed To Set Rates To Boost Rural Broadband Expansion.

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