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Lessons from the Field: Wireless Deployment Best Practices and Issues

Learn about key issues, best practices, and lessons learned in addressing wireless pole attachment issues from the perspective of a small, mid-size, and large public power utility
September 13, 2018

2 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern

This is the third and final webinar of the Wireless Pole Attachments Webinar Series

Series Description

The rapid and widespread deployment of new small cell wireless broadband facilities has become a priority of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Congress, and many states. As a result, public power utilities across the nation are facing increasingly complex wireless pole attachment issues and growing requests for attachments of small cell facilities or distributed antenna systems are creating significant new challenges.

Learn about the latest developments and most significant issues facing public power utilities at the federal, state and local levels, including an in-depth review of 5G. Hear how public power utilities of all sizes are successfully negotiating agreements and managing wireless attachments. Topics include:

  • Developments at the FCC, state and local level
  • Developments on the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC)
  • Developments in technological, business, and public relations issues

Webinar Description

Public power utilities of all sizes are increasingly being faced with request for access to utility poles and streetlight poles by small cell wireless carriers. While all utilities share the same underlying need to be able to manage these attachments in a safe, secure and reliable manner, different sized-utilities will likely face different concerns in terms of the volume of demand and the available resources and ability to manage these requests. Learn about key issues, best practices, and lessons learned in addressing these attachment issues from the perspective of a small, mid-size, and large public power utility.

Who Should Participate

Managers, engineers, lawyers, and other representatives of public power utilities that own or control poles, ducts, conduits, towers, buildings, or other facilities that support wireline or wireless communications attachments.


  • Gabriel Garcia, Director & Senior Counsel, CPS Energy, San Antonio, Texas
  • Jeremy Hitchcock, Engineering Supervisor, Nashville Electric Service, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Penny Speake, Healy Law Offices, Springfield, Missouri
  • Sean Stokes, Principal, Baller, Stokes & Lide, PC, Washington, D.C.

Registration/Fee Information

Individual webinars: $99 for Association; $199 for nonmembers

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The three-part series (discounted rate): $250 for Association members; $550 for nonmembers

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  • Each webinar is worth 1.5 CPEs/.2 CEU/1.5 PDH credits
    CPE Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
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