reply to pnh102
Re: Let's Kill Deployment Discount doesn't mean free. They still get to charge for the access and they can lay out whether or not the charges are fair to the FCC.
Essentially, they are complaining that they will only make some profit off of the towers, instead of enough profit to try and drive smaller competitors out of business.
No, they are complaining because the FCC has zero legal authority to do this. If the rule of law is to mean anything they should have to seek such authority from the US Congress because they can impose these rules.
reply to HappyAnarchy
yeah . they make a insane amount of money on this. with almost no cost to them to run it
reply to Crookshanks
and until then these carriers will sue the FCC and they'll get what they want. the FCC also has no ruling power for anything to do with pole access either. That is upto local and state governments NOT them.
the FCC is walking a fine line right now; especially with the budget in such a mess. Congress can easily start pulling money from their budget and put it some where else. And they damn well should if the FCC can't stay within their boundaries. of RULE making not law making (they have no law making power).