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H.R. 4858: CLIMB ONCE Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 19, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4858

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 19, 2018

(for herself and Mr. McKinley) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To clarify section 224 of the Communications Act of 1934 as not limiting the ability of a State to adopt a one touch make ready policy for pole attachments, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Clearing Local Impediments Makes Broadband Open to New Competition and Enhancements or the CLIMB ONCE Act.

2.

State adoption of one touch make ready policy for pole attachments

(a)

Construction

Nothing in section 224 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 224) or the implementing rules of the Federal Communications Commission shall be construed to limit the ability of a State to adopt a one touch make ready policy with respect to pole attachments.

(b)

Development of model policy

Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Commission shall publish recommendations on best practices, including a model policy, relating to the implementation of a one touch make ready policy by a State.

(c)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Commission

The term Commission means the Federal Communications Commission.

(2)

One touch make ready policy

The term one touch make ready policy means, with respect to the addition or modification of a pole attachment, regulations relating to the activity undertaken in order to prepare the pole, duct, conduit, or right-of-way for the addition of a new attachment including the ability of an attacher to perform all make ready work in a single trip to the pole and a requirement of the designation by a pole owner or utility of a list of at least two approved contractors for each pole, duct, conduit, or right-of-way to perform all such activity.

(3)

Pole attachment; State; utility

The terms pole attachment, State, and utility have the meanings given those terms in section 224(a) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 224(a)).