From The Daily Caller:

Tom Struble, technology policy manager at the free-market oriented R Street Institute in Washington, D.C., told TPAF that he doesn’t think the practice of hiring a third party is necessarily bad because many local government officials don’t have the technological know-how to handle such issues as pole attachments and rights-of-way. Struble added, though, that he’s heard some horror stories about rate gouging after private companies take over the permitting process.

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