Maximizing ROI and Minimizing Risk in Joint Pole Attachments
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT
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An influx of federal and state funding for broadband deployments, requests for non-traditional pole attachments from wireless companies, and regulations intended to accelerate response times and impose new reporting requirements on pole owners will increase the volume and complexity of requests to attach telecommunications facilities to utility poles. A pole attachment audit is the best way to baseline the facilities on your poles so you can provide maximum cost recovery for ratepayers and shareholders and respond quickly and accurately to attachment requests. To prepare for an audit you must first understand the requirements and allowances of your existing Joint Pole Agreements and Pole Attachment Agreements.
This webinar will:
- investigate the history of joint pole and attachment activities
- inspect the typical type of agreements
- walk through the “must have” requirements including the sharing of costs and other best practices to help you stay in compliance, be successful, and prepare for an attachment audit in the fast-paced, complex environment of today.
About the Presenter:
Ron Bilodeau - Director, Strategic Solutions
Ron is a Director - Strategic Solutions with Osmose. He has more than 35 years of experience in both telecommunications construction and electric utility operations management. Ron earned an MBA and BA in Communications and Management from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, a Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy from the University of Nevada Reno, and is a Certified Project Management Professional. In his current role, he provides solutions and recommendations to the utility and broadband industries on a wide-ranging scope of requirements including joint use, broadband buildout, and wireless attachment and colocation programs and processes.