Joint Use and Pole Attachments for Electric Cooperatives and Municipalities

Joint Use and Pole Attachments for Electric Cooperatives and Municipalities

April 23-24, 2024 | Online :: Central Time

“Very informative and very helpful information.” Director OSP – FTTx, unWired Broadband

In the rapidly evolving landscape of 5G small cell deployment and fiber-to-the-home expansion, it has become evident that universal broadband access is essential for various stakeholders, including educational institutions, healthcare providers, and remote workers. As a result, telecom companies, electric utilities, and government entities at the federal, state, and local levels have made significant investments in broadband infrastructure.

Electric cooperatives and municipalities play a crucial role as pole owners and attachers in this dynamic environment. To navigate effectively through the changes and capitalize on the opportunities presented, it is imperative for these organizations to have a comprehensive understanding of pole attachment agreements.

The Joint Use and Pole Attachments for Electric Cooperatives and Municipalities course will cover a broad range of topics:

  • Understanding the terms and conditions of pole attachment agreements
  • Managing interruptions in the attachment process
  • Ensuring consistency in 3rd party attacher application across the organization
  • Implementing new or updated agreements where feasible

By mastering these essential aspects, participants will be better positioned to succeed in the face of the anticipated surge in pole attachment activities in the coming years. Special discounts apply for groups of 5 or more so register your whole team today!

Learning Outcomes

  • Review practical frameworks that will set up the joint use function of your organization for success
  • Review the patchwork of federal, state, and local pole attachment laws and regulations as they apply to your situation
  • Review common joint use and pole attachment license agreement provisions and their practical implications
  • Examine the rights and obligations of utilities and joint-use/third-party attachers on new and existing poles
  • Analyze and understand the transfer process
  • Discuss how industry trends such as fiber deployment and wireless attachments are impacting pole owners
  • Determine who is liable for the cost of correcting existing violations when new attachments are being made to existing poles.
  • Examine NESC issues related to pole attachments
  • Assess the business case for an effective inspection program
  • Discuss potential software solutions for managing the coming workload
  • Identify drone and electronic pole measuring devices to expediate data collection


Tuesday, April 23, 2024 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Course Timing


Introduction and Course Overview

A New World of Communications and Technology

  • 5G and its impact on existing networks
  • Technology demands during/post COVID-19 pandemic
  • Remote workers moving to rural areas increasing technology demands

History of Joint Use and the Regulation of Shared Infrastructure

  • Electric power, wireline telephone, cable television, wireless service, 5G
  • Federal policy objectives
  • State vs. federal regulation
  • Investor-owned utilities vs. electric cooperatives and municipal utilities
  • Other applicable federal statutes

Federal Regulation of Wireline Pole Attachments

  • Access requirements
  • One-touch make-ready

Federal Regulation of Wireless Attachments and Small Cells

  • Federal vs. State and local regulation
  • Pole-top access requirement


Wednesday, April 24, 2024 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Timing


Negotiating Pole Attachment Agreements

  • Types of agreements
  • Common contract provisions
  • Amending agreements vs. negotiating new agreements
  • Rental rates, inspections, fees and charges


Josh Good, Joint Use Supervisor, an Electric Cooperative

Josh Good is an experienced Joint Use Supervisor at an Electric Cooperative with a strong background in the electric utility industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from James Madison University and a Graduate Degree in Integrated Science and Technology. With over a decade of experience in the field, Josh has been actively involved in the electric utility industry since 2007. He has successfully negotiated multiple Joint Use agreements on behalf of electric utilities, encompassing diverse projects such as 5G, Fiber to the Home, and ILECT agreements. Additionally, Josh has played a key role in managing various rural and urban fiber projects for electric utilities. His expertise also extends to operating as an FAA Commercial Drone Pilot. With his comprehensive industry knowledge and practical experience, Josh brings valuable insights and skills to the table, ensuring effective delivery of services in the joint use space.

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a separate email with a unique link to a personalized landing page which will include links to join all sessions of this event.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.


Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all attendees for 7 days after the event


Joint Use and Pole Attachments for Electric Cooperatives and Municipalities

April 23-24, 2024 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 995.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 3,980.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 6,965.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 11,940.00 (40% discount)

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before March 22, 2024 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800




EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.9 CEUs for this event

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must log in and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Power point presentation, open discussion

Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 10.5
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None

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Who Should Attend

Electric Cooperative, Municipality, Communications, and Cable Company employees:

  • Engineering Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Construction Managers
  • Distribution Engineers
  • Joint-Use Managers
  • Finance and Accounting staff responsible for joint use and licensee billing

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