Washington, D.C. – 11/15/2017 – The following statement is attributed to Heather Burnett Gold, President and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association regarding the upcoming FCC vote on pole attachment and deployment rules:
“The Fiber Broadband Association has long advocated for policies that accelerate the connected future, such as sensible rules for access to infrastructure like poles. We are heartened that the FCC is taking up this critical issue, and we urge the FCC to consider the benefits of a more friendly regulatory environment for providers to deploy the fiber that our country and our fellow citizens need.”
“All of us here at the Fiber Broadband Association are thrilled by the proposed changes, including pole attachment policy reforms and more streamlined transition processes for replacing copper with future-proof and dependable fiber.”
“Removing barriers to infrastructure investment and promoting broadband deployment doesn’t just help accelerate the connected future; it makes life better for our communities. We look forward to this vote and are eager to work with Commissioner Pai and the FCC to help make that fiber future happen.”
About the Fiber Broadband Association
The Fiber Broadband Association—formerly the Fiber to the Home Council Americas—is the largest and only trade association in the Americas dedicated to the pursuit of all fiber optic network infrastructure to the home, to the business, and to everywhere.
The Fiber Broadband Association helps providers make informed decisions about how, where, and why to build better broadband networks with fiber optics, while counting on its members to lead the organization forward, collaborate with industry allies, and propel fiber optic deployment forward. Since 2001, these companies, organizations, and people have worked with our communities and consumers in mind to build a better broadband future here and around the world. Learn more at fiberbroadband.org.