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FCC Compliance and One Touch Make Ready

The Federal Communications Commission’s One Touch Make Ready order (OTMR), issued in August of 2018, spells out the rules, requirements, and deadlines that the joint use community must begin following no later than February 2019.

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Mary Ashley Canevaro
. 11.13.2018

Topics: Broadband Deployment

Preparing Your Staff: One Touch Make Ready and Broadband Deployment

The FCC’s One Touch Make Ready (OTMR) order has placed the joint use community and its personnel in a new and uncharted landscape for broadband deployment.

It has the potential to change roles within businesses and the joint use community...

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Mary Ashley Canevaro
. 11.6.2018

Topics: Broadband Deployment

The Promises of One Touch Make Ready (OTMR)

If you’ve been reading our latest blog series, you know that the FCC issued a Report and Order in August for the new policy One Touch Make Ready.

Similar to the “Dig Once” policy for overhead attachments, the OTMR order seeks to streamline make...

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Mary Ashley Canevaro
. 10.30.2018

Topics: Broadband Deployment, Joint Use Asset Management

Getting Started with OTMR: Make Ready Work

Across the United States, the joint use community is busy transitioning to the new rules and timetables established by the FCC in the August 2018 One Touch Make Ready order.

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Mary Ashley Canevaro
. 10.23.2018

Topics: Broadband Deployment, Joint Use Asset Management

Challenges with FCC Internet Regulation and One Touch Make Ready

The FCC’s One Touch Make Ready (OTMR) order, issued in early August, involves big changes for everyone in the joint use community: asset owners, existing attachers, new attachers, and contractors. No later than February 2019, companies must begin...

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Mary Ashley Canevaro
. 10.16.2018

Topics: Broadband Deployment

Are You Ready for One Touch Make Ready?

The stage has been set for major advances in technology, and that means big changes for the joint use community.

In August, the Federal Communications Commission issued the One Touch Make Ready (OTMR) order, a set of rules designed to speed up...

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Mary Ashley Canevaro
. 10.9.2018

Topics: Broadband Deployment

How Dark Fiber Impacts the Telecom & Power Industry

Installing fiber optic cable can be an expensive and lengthy process. Often, it requires an extended period of right-of-way negotiations and acquisitions before a company starts to dig. Plus, there’s a costly and disruptive construction process...

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Mary Ashley Canevaro
. 10.2.2018

Topics: Broadband Deployment

The Impact of Fiber Optic Internet & Small Cell on Joint Use

There are big changes on the horizon for joint use professionals. With the race to attach and deploy services, the next few years will be a busy time for joint use professionals.

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Mary Ashley Canevaro
. 09.25.2018

Topics: Broadband Deployment

3 Challenges of Fiber Deployment and How to Improve the Process

Consumers are eagerly awaiting the next step in broadband technology: 5G. With an explosion of small cell and fiber deployment, internet is the fastest it’s been to date. Users can download and stream data better than ever before. We’ve been...

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Mary Ashley Canevaro
. 09.18.2018

Topics: Broadband Deployment

What is Fiber Optic Cable? 7 Things Joint Use Should Know

Fiber optic broadband is sweeping the nation. Fiber's advantages over copper include faster speeds, durability, and efficiency. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are going the extra mile and converting their extended networks to fiber, as more...

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Mary Ashley Canevaro
. 09.11.2018

Topics: Broadband Deployment

The State of Broadband in America (Part 3 of 3)

In the previous two posts of this series (view here and here), we discussed steps the FCC is taking to reinvigorate the pace of broadband deployment nationwide – with focus on closing the digital divide in rural and tribal areas.

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Ashley Little
. 03.20.2018

Topics: Broadband Deployment

The State of Broadband in America (2 of 3)

In the first post of this series, we discussed reasons why the FCC repealed the Title II Order (net neutrality) as a step to accelerate broadband deployment.  

"…While we are now headed in the right direction, our work has just begun. Far too...

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Ashley Little
. 03.13.2018

Topics: Broadband Deployment

The State of Broadband in America  (1 of 3)

The FCC’s Course Correction to Accelerate Deployment in 2018
While there have been many achievements in the long battle to close the digital divide, much work remains.
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Ashley Little
. 03.6.2018

Topics: Broadband Deployment

3 Strategies to Speed Up the Lag in Broadband Deployment

Despite initiatives like the FCC's Connect America Fund, which aims to offset the costs of installing broadband infrastructure to rural and underserved areas, broadband deployment across the U.S. remains unsatisfactorily slow.

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Ashley Little
. 08.8.2017

Topics: Broadband Deployment

What’s the Hold-Up? The Future of Broadband Deployment

Lack of Shared Data & Poor Communication impedes Broadband Deployment

While broadband is consistently being deployed across the nation, many would-be attachers are frustrated that implementation has not happened faster. Service providers are not...
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Ashley Little
. 06.6.2017

Topics: Broadband Deployment

Who is on the Line? Contractor Coordination Under "One Touch Make Ready"

With 30 states in the joint use community now required to follow the Federal Communications Commission’s new “One Touch Make Ready” policy, we are taking a look at the impact the policy will have for pole owners and attachers.

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Ashley Little
. 10.4.2016

Topics: Regulatory, Utility Asset Management, Broadband Deployment

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