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FCC Rules Florida Company Failed to Abandon Phone Poles Properly

Aug. 16, 2021, 7:40 PM

The Federal Communications Commission on Monday upheld AT&T Florida’s complaint that an electric utility company engaged in unjust and unreasonable practices when it failed to properly abandon telephone poles AT&T was using.

The FCC didn’t agree to amend the National Joint Use Notification System’s Abandonment Clause as AT&T requested, but did agree with AT&T that Florida Power & Light’s use of the clause was unjust and unreasonable, the FCC Enforcement Bureau memorandum opinion and order said.

Florida Power & Light Co. in 2018 notified AT&T Florida, an incumbent local exchange carrier, that in 60 days it would abandon to AT&T ...