The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs:

“Staying ahead of today’s technology advances requires speed to market and a level playing field for all competitors. To that end, today’s order seeks to balance these two requirements, while ensuring worker safety and quality craftsmanship. The order promotes fair competition by placing all providers on a path to pole attachment rate parity and incorporates many improvements to the new one-touch-make-ready (OTMR) pole attachment process. While certain cable moves are allowable under the new OTMR process, we will assure any work performed on our facilities by third-party contractors meets the high bar the AT&T workforce has established when performing this work.”


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