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Recent efforts to undermine the MPUC's new Pole Attachment Rules and block broadband competition have somehow gained traction.  It should be clear that these are Rules that regulate the actions of both pole owning utilities and those that seek to attach to those poles, not just guidelines or recommendations.  It should also be clear that universal implementation of the 'Oxford Rules' which permit a variety of proven, safe and cost-effective pole attachment practices needs to be part of the new Rules.   Representatiive Seth Barry's comments (see below) sum up these issues very effectively.