Senator wants FCC to make order on pole attachment, replacement cost issues.
Problems accessing poles could delay fiber builds funded by the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment program.
While policymakers work to lift barriers such as permitting reform, others remain sidelined, such as pole access.
Permitting delays could make the five-year deployment timeline difficult to meet, panelists said.
Panelists sought streamlined permitting processes on federal lands and in local communities, and reasonably priced pole access.
The average probability of new entrants dropped when one of two ISPs is owned by the municipality, a paper claims.
Poles should be assessed for integrity to carry additional equipment, says director at engineering consulting firm.
Revising its pole replacement rules may give providers quicker access to poles in communities for deploying high-speed broadband.
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