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Broadband Internet, has become a necessary utility. Like demands for a fair electrical infrastructure, the struggle is very much interconnected. e.g.:
“…concerns about access to poles could delay fiber builds funded by the $42.5 billion Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment program of the U.S. Department of Commerce…. utility companies place an undue financial burden on attachers, which can hinder builds through the federal grant programs coming down the pipeline. Utilities often require that new attachers pay the price of pole replacement or else the cost to make the poles ready for new attachments…. In fact, Google Fiber faced these hurdles in Nashville in 2016 when pole attachment permits became hard to acquire and financially burdensome.” Q re: A2P2

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