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NATE Commends FCC’s Action on Pole Attachments Policy

Posted on: August 2, 2018 Category: NATE News

One-Touch Make Ready Policy a Key Step Forward on Path to a 5G Future

(Washington, D.C.) – NATE today commended the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for approving a one-touch make-ready (OTMR) policy for pole attachments. The FCC’s action will significantly enhance efforts to facilitate broadband deployment by reducing costs and expediting the process associated with attaching new network facilities to utility poles.

“I would like to thank the FCC for keeping their foot on the gas for 5G deployment. The industry will continue to flourish under lighter regulation,” said NATE Chairman Jim Tracy from Burley, Washington. “NATE member companies are on the front lines densifying networks and installing equipment on utility pole structures on a daily basis and will experience first-hand how today’s action will serve to streamline installation activities moving forward,” added Tracy.

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About National Association of Tower Erectors

National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) is a non-profit trade association in the wireless infrastructure industry providing a unified voice for tower erection, service and maintenance companies. Today the Association boasts over 840 member companies located throughout the United States, Australia, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Canada, China, Ghana, India, Italy, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago and the United Arab Emirates. For additional information on NATE, please visit