Joint Use

Pole Attachments

For Cable TV, Telephone and Communications Providers​​​

Idaho and Oregon are preemption states under section 224(c) of the Pole Attachment Act of 1978. Both states have certified that they regulate pole attachment rates, preempting the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from doing so.

Under Idaho and Oregon regulations, Idaho Power allows pole attachments by bona fide telecommunication service providers on poles with distribution circuits. Private attachments are not allowed. Federal and State regulations require Idaho Power to reserve that space for communications lines.

Idaho Power also allows attachments by local governments in accordance with established franchise ordinances and right-of-way agreements between Idaho Power and the involved governments.

View more information about electricity or streetlight issues, or​ Report an Outage​​.

Contact the Joint Use Department for Pole Attachment Guidelines and Procedures.

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