Pole Attachments

Increasingly Keller and Heckman is looked to as the "go to" firm for all matters related to domestic pole attachment regulation.  We assist investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives and municipalities across the United States by:

  • Calculating and defending appropriate pole attachment rates
  • Advocating vigorously for utility pole owners before the FCC, state commissions, federal and state courts, the U.S. Congress and state legislatures on all matters relating to pole attachments
  • Drafting and negotiating joint use and pole attachment agreements
  • Providing counsel regarding complex federal and state pole attachment and joint use regulation
  • Negotiating, mediating and, where necessary, arbitrating or litigating pole attachment and joint use disputes
  • Developing workable strategies to maximize annual pole attachment rentals and other fees, to operate pole plant more efficiently, to safeguard distribution assets, and to protect against potential liabilities