The Fiber Broadband Association believes that by reducing regulation, we can propel investment in all-fiber infrastructure. In the past, the Fiber Broadband Association has urged regulators to: not mandate unbundling of fiber facilities; not impose onerous open internet requirements on broadband providers; not require battery back up in all-fiber networks; and not regulate the prices for business data services provided over all-fiber facilities. In addition, the Fiber Broadband Association advocates for the removal of public and private barriers to investment, such as unreasonable fees for access to poles and rights of way and unreasonable franchise requirements.
During the week of May 4, 2015, the Council sent letters to key members of the North Carolina legislature in opposition to legislation that would increase rates for attachments to poles. The Council intends to follow-up these letters with additional advocacy. If you have facilities or operations in North Carolina and would like to join us in the opposing this legislation, please contact Heather Gold or Tom Cohen