• Comments Filed on Overlashing Pole Attachments
  • March 1, 2018 | Author: Thomas B. Magee
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • Utility pole owners and communications attachers took opposite positions in FCC filings last week regarding the practice of “overlashing” existing attachments to create additional capacity. The “Utility Coalition on Overlashing” composed of K&H clients Exelon, FirstEnergy, Hawaiian Electric, Puget Sound Energy and The AES Corporation,” highlighted safety and reliability issues and called for advance permitting of overlashing. The attachers, on the other hand, claim utility safety and reliability concerns are overblown and some are calling for no advance notice at all. Reply Comments are due February 16.