Later in January 2014, Frontier filed a complaint against the seizure with the FCC. In that complaint, Frontier argued that the rent rates set in the parties` agreements should be reduced in light of the FCC`s 2011 attachment order. The 2011 FCC Pole Attachment Order allowed ILECs, some of which have their own poles, to obtain a bar rent rental facility in accordance with the Pole Attachment Act and the FCC`s Pole Attachment rules. The Bundesbezirksgericht, however, dismissed the appeal for a border stop in August 2014 and it and Duke to the parties for the arbitration. Related Articles: Frontier says pole-annex prices are dramatically high in rural areas Level 3, COMPTEL ask the FCC to revise the rules of the NCTA pole annex to the FCC: Google can already use untitled pylons II AT-T says it can block Google`s fiber from Poland to Austin; The city is asking the FCC for D.C. Court Joining Level 3 and confirmed industry group INCOMPAS, Frontier asked the FCC in June to clarify the rules regarding pole-annex rates for cable and traditional telecommunications operators, as well as to make prices more uniform. In a previous FCC filing, Frontier said the amount of money they have to pay energy companies to get the rights to access the electric towers is one of the highest costs for it and other broadband providers when they expand their networks to more households and businesses. Frontier overcame another hurdle in its pole attachment battle in North Carolina, since Telco and Duke Energy asked the FCC to refer a complaint from the pole annex that filed telco in January 2014. The dispute between Frontier and Duke Energy dates back to October 2013, when the distribution company filed a conciliation application for unpaid bar leases. At that time, Frontier had sought a declaratory judgment from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, in which it asserted that the FCC had jurisdiction over the dispute. North Carolina is just one state where Frontier fought with local utilities to gain access to mast fortifications. For more information: – see this FCC filing (PDF) – see this article « Frontier and Duke have settled the dispute giving rise to the Complaint, » Frontier said in an FCC filing.
« As a result, Frontier and Duke have agreed to seek the dismissal of the complaint for all claims and defences raised in it, in order to address all issues and controversies in the complaint. Mr. Frontier added that the rejection of the complaint « would serve the public interest by eliminating the need for new litigation and the time and related resources of the parties and the Commission, and by promoting the private settlement of disputes. »