Google Could Use Utility Poles for Fiber Project

Google Inc. said open-Internet rules being considered by the U.S. government should give the company’s Fiber project a right to use utility poles, removing a “substantial barrier” to expansion. If the Federal Communications Commission adopts the utility-style regulatory approach backed by President Barack Obama, it should make sure broadband providers have the same access to poles, conduits and other infrastructure as cable-television and telephone companies, Austin Schlick, Google’s director for communications law, said in a Dec. 30 filing at the agency.