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metro act / right of way

On March 14, 2002 three bills were signed into law to stimulate the availability of affordable high-speed Internet connections. Act 48 of the Public Acts of 2002 creates a body called the Metropolitan Extension Telecommunication Rights-of-Way Oversight (METRO) Authority, whose purpose is to assist telecommunication providers cut through red tape and obtain permits without having to pay excessive fees or endure unnecessary delays.


• AT&T Michigan 5 Year Permit Extension PDF icon AT&T Michigan is proposing to extend its expiring METRO permits with Municipalities by a term of five years.

• Who should the municipalities notify of permit approvals or denials?

• Frequently Asked Questions Answers to commonly asked questions. New questions and answers will be posted as needed.

laws / statutes

• Act 48 - METRO Act PDF icon

• Act 49 PDF icon

• Act 50 PDF icon

• PA 179 of 1991 as Amended PDF icon

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