Cable television system, etc.; contracts with electric cooperative facilities for pole attachments. (SB890)

Introduced By

Sen. William Wampler (R-Bristol)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Pole attachments. Authorizes a telecommunications service provider or cable television system that is unable to arrive at a mutually agreeable contract with an electric cooperative for pole attachments to the electric cooperative's facilities to petition the State Corporation Commission to establish the rates, terms, and conditions for such a contract. The Commission's actions shall be consistent with the goal of promoting access to electric cooperative facilities by telecommunications service providers and cable television systems in order to promote broadband connections and deployment throughout the Commonwealth. The Commission shall utilize the principles established by the Federal Communications Commission in regulations and case law for pole attachments regulated pursuant to federal law in establishing such rates, terms, and conditions. A rate set by the Commission shall not exceed the highest rate for a similar attachment that is charged by an investor-owned electric utility that provides service in an area adjacent to the electric cooperative's service territory. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101632D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/13/2011Impact statement from (SB890)
01/13/2011Impact statement from SCC (SB890)
02/08/2011Left in Commerce and Labor