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Citynet Slams Frontier W.Va. Pole Attachment Pact

Citynet raised concerns with an amended pole attachments agreement between Frontier Communications and Monongahela Power and Potomac Edison (MP/PE) in West Virginia. Frontier and MP/PE filed the pact in December in response to scrutiny from the West Virginia Public Service…

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Commission about duplicative processes slowing pole-attachment application reviews (see 2212160032). The pact fails to resolve issues raised by PSC staff and would create additional problems in the pole attachment process, Citynet said Tuesday in case 22-0885-T-E-SC. By failing to “require Frontier to submit an application for review of pole attachments like all other providers,” the agreement would violate PSC rules and perpetuate problems at issue in the case, Citynet said. “More problematically, the Stipulation fails to address both the Companies’ failure to timely process applications and the exorbitant fees that the Companies are now charging to complete pole attachment application review.”