Altice USA applauds the FCC’s launch of a rulemaking proceeding to address pole replacement issues, which hamper deployment of broadband to unserved and underserved areas across the country. Delays, costs and disputes related to pole attachments and replacements have been consistent barriers to our efforts to connect new households and businesses to high-speed Optimum and Suddenlink Internet service. Reforming these rules at the FCC is an important step towards bridging the digital divide, and we look forward to FCC action on these issues.