The Georgia Public Service Commission launched a rulemaking to set the rate electric cooperatives can charge telecom companies for broadband pole attachments. Commissioners unanimously adopted a notice of proposed rulemaking in docket 43423 at a special hearing Thursday. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) Wednesday signed a broadband law requiring the commission to set rates, fees, terms, conditions and specifications in any pole attachment agreement between a communications provider and an electric membership corporation, based on what’s reasonable, nondiscriminatory and commercially reasonable. The law requires the commission to publish the rates and other items by Jan. 1; they would apply starting July 1. Under the NPRM, comments are due Aug. 20, with a hearing possible Aug. 27; the PSC may consider adopting rules Sept. 8.