Utility pole attachments; broadband service providers. (HB2325)

Introduced By

Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Utility pole attachments; broadband service providers. Requires each public utility, including electric cooperatives, to provide broadband service providers with neutral and nondiscriminatory access to any pole, duct, conduit, or right-of-way it owns or controls. The State Corporation Commission (SCC) is authorized to determine just and reasonable rates, terms, conditions, and costs for such attachments to its poles. The existing provisions that address pole attachments by telecommunications service providers and cable television systems are conformed to these new provisions for broadband service providers. The SCC is directed, in implementing the provisions of this measure, to rely on interpretations by the Federal Communications Commission and the federal judiciary of terms and concepts included in this measure that are used or defined in the pole attachments section of the federal Communications Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/22/2015Presented and ordered printed 15103189D
01/22/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/27/2015Assigned C & L sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
01/28/2015Impact statement from SCC (HB2325)
02/03/2015Committee substitute printed 15104648D-H1
02/03/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/10/2015Left in Commerce and Labor