Michigan Compiled Laws, Chapter 484. Telephone, Telegraph and Radio § 484.2361

Sec. 361.  (1) As used in this section:

(a) “Attachment” means any wire, cable, facility, or other apparatus installed upon any pole or in any duct or conduit, owned or controlled, in whole or in part, by a provider.

(b) “Usable space” means the total distance between the top of a utility pole and the lowest possible attachment point that provides the minimum allowable grade clearance and includes the space which separates telecommunication and power lines.

(2) A provider shall allow and establish the rates, terms, and conditions for attachments by another provider, cable service, or an educational institution establishing a telecommunication system under section 307. 1

(3) The rates, terms, and conditions shall be just and reasonable.  A rate shall be just and reasonable if it assures the provider recovery of not less than the additional costs of providing the attachments, nor more than an amount determined by multiplying the percentage of the total usable space, or the percentage of the total duct or conduit capacity, which is occupied by the attachment, by the sum of the operating expenses and actual capital costs of the provider attributable to the entire pole, duct, or right-of-way.

(4) An attaching provider or cable service shall obtain any necessary authorization before occupying public ways or private rights-of-way with its attachment.

(5) A public utility that directly provides a regulated telecommunication service or cable service shall establish the rates, terms, and conditions for attachments as provided under this section.

(6) This section shall not be construed to limit the commission's authority to regulate the rates, terms, and conditions of attachments upon poles or in ducts or conduits owned or controlled by utilities engaged in the transmission of electricity for light, heat, or power.

1 M.C.L.A. § 484.2307.

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