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Update from NCTA: Why Utility Pole Owners Are Fighting for the Status Quo

By now, everyone recognizes that fair access to utility poles is essential to fulfilling our goal of reaching all Americans with robust broadband. Indeed, without a means of securing reasonable and timely access to utility poles, most network construction -- particularly in sparsely populated areas with few people and many poles -- faces long odds.

Thankfully, policymakers tasked with expanding broadband access are turning more attention to these concerns so that those stepping up to build broadband – including many cable ISPs – in unserved areas are not frustrated in their efforts by unreasonable pole practices. 

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