The new rules allows companies like Google Fiber easier access to utility poles, allowing faster deployment of high-speed internet.
The FCC has reformed federal rules regarding the access of companies to utility poles. Under the new rules, companies like Google Fiber no longer need to wait for owners of existing lines on utility poles to move their lines. Instead Google Fiber and other companies can immediately move their lines to make room for new lines, speeding up the deployment of fiber internet to new areas. Under the old rules, companies like Google Fiber would have to endure months of waiting while companies like Spectrum got around to moving their own lines.