April 6, 2011
NCTA Statement on Pole Attachment & Wireless Data Roaming Items at Today’s FCC Meeting
“We commend Chairman Genachowski and the full Commission for their pro-consumer actions today on pole attachments and data roaming. These issues represent some of the key building blocks for promoting the continued deployment of wired and wireless broadband services across the nation.
“Adopting low and uniform pole attachment rates and clarifying the rules will provide much-needed regulatory certainty that will permit broadband providers to extend their networks to unserved communities while fairly compensating pole owners. And adopting enforceable data roaming rights will enable new entrants to compete on a nationwide basis and give consumers more choice and flexibility in wireless services.”
Contact: Rob Stoddard/Brian Dietz 202-222-2350