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|3||Quarterly Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet - Form 499A|
|31||Copyright Statement of Accounts|
|1||Local Telephone Competition and Broadband Reporting - Form 477|
|30||Annual EEO Report - Form 396-C|
In 1978, Congress first granted the FCC authority to regulate pole attachments for cable television operators, but excluded the Commission from doing so where the owner of the attachment is a railroad, cooperative or government entity, or where attachments are regulated by state.
On April 5, ACA sent a letter to the FCC explaining that in many states, ACA member companies are required to pay excessive pole rates to unregulated electric co-ops and municipal utilities, increasing the cost of broadband deployment in small markets and rural areas and imposing a disproportionately negative impact on rural subscribers. ACA asserted that high pole rates slow the delivery of broadband in sparsely populated rural areas.
"ACA hopes Congress will respond to the FCC's recent pole attachment actions by passing legislation, as recommended by the Commission in its NBP, that would eliminate municipalities and electric co-operatives' exemption under the Pole Attachment Act of 1978 that allows them to charge excessive fees to rural broadband providers," ACA's Polka said.
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