STATEMENT OF NCTA PRESIDENT & CEO ROBERT SACHS ON SUPREME COURT GRANT OF REVIEW IN POLE ATTACHMENT CASE
"The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to review the Gulf Power II pole attachment case is good news for the cable industry. In Gulf Power, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals held that rates for pole attachments used for commingled video and Internet access are not subject to the rate protections afforded by the Pole Attachment Act."<br /><br />"We believe that the Supreme Court will find that the 11th Circuit decision was contrary to the plain meaning of the pole attachment statute. It also frustrates one of the central purposes of the 1996 Telecommunications Act - encouraging deployment of Internet and other advanced services."
Dave Beckwith, 202/775-3629
NCTA President & CEO Robert Sachs comments on the Supreme Court's grant of review in pole sttatchment case.