ICLE on Pole Attachments

Law360 – An International Center for Law & Economics report was cited by Law360 in a story about pole-attachment rules in West Virginia. You can read full piece here.

In August 2022, the International Center for Law and Economics, a legal think tank, advised that broadband infrastructure deployment obstacles persist because of the high costs of upgrading utility poles.

According to the Oregon-based research group, costs should be allocated based on the depreciated value of the pole being replaced, the incremental costs and benefits of the new poles, and early replacement costs.