It’s been a pretty busy first half of 2019 with a fly-in on Capitol Hill, lots of activity during the States legislative sessions, commissioning exciting new research that we can leverage in our fiber advocacy and the kick-off of our FBA Canadian policy call.
The Fiber Broadband Association applauds Chairman Pallone and his colleagues for their leadership with the LIFT America Act.
This morning, the White House released the American Broadband Initiative Milestones Report. It outlines multi-agency plans to increase broadband access in rural America. The Fiber Broadband Association welcomes the release of the report from the Departments of Agriculture and Commerce.
On August 3, 2018, the FCC adopted new One-Touch-Make-Ready rules as part of efforts taken to lower barriers to pole attachments and propel fiber broadband deployment nationwide. Today the FBA filed an opposition to a request by a coalition of utilities seeking to have the FCC reconsider.
The Fiber Broadband Association Policy Committee was very active over the summer and secured some major victories for our membership, most notably the FCC’s adoption of the pole attachment reform order.