Advancing Pole Attachment Policies To Accelerate National Broadband Buildout

Summary

Utility poles represent a critical input in broadband deployment, as attachment to existing pole networks is the most efficient means to expand high-speed broadband access to currently unserved areas of the country. A 2021 study by Edward J. Lopez, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for the Study of Free Enterprise at Western Carolina University, and Patricia D. Kravtin, noted pole attachment expert, examines pole-related barriers and the economic impacts associated with delayed expansion of high-speed broadband.


National Results: Advancing Pole Attachment Policies To Accelerate National Broadband Buildout

Florida Results: Pole Attachment Policies and Broadband Expansion in the State of Florida

Kentucky Results: Pole Attachment Policies and Broadband Expansion in the State of Kentucky

Texas Results: Pole Attachment Policies and Broadband Expansion in the State of Texas

Missouri Results: Pole Attachment Policies and Broadband Expansion in the State of Missouri

Wisconsin Results: Pole Attachment Policies and Broadband Expansion in the State of Wisconsin

Pole Attachment and Broadband Expansion Infographic

National and State Results Compilation Report

This report has been underwritten by Connect The Future. The opinions and viewpoints expressed are those of the authors alone.