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METRO Act/Right of Way

  • 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 created the Metropolitan Extension Telecommunication Rights-of-Way Oversight (METRO) Authority, whose purpose was to assist telecommunication providers cut through red tape and obtain permits without having to pay excessive fees or endure unnecessary delays. Under Public Act 88 of 2014, the Local Community Stabilization Authority assumed the role of the METRO Authority.