Crown Castle seeks FCC intervention in pole attachment beef

Insider Towers reported on Crown Castle’s complaint with the FCC against Illinois’ ComEd, saying “the utility denied it access to poles.” The article specified that at issue are “red tagged” poles that ComEd asserts Crown Castle replace or reinforce. Crown Castle is arguing that the conditions of the poles are unrelated to its proposed attachment, stating, “ComEd’s denial of access to the red tagged poles and demands for payment as a condition of access have impacted applications for 1,202 poles and has already cost Crown Castle, over $14 million, the company said in its complaint. ComEd’s ‘red tagged’ designation means the pole has lost more than 33 percent of its strength and must be reinforced or replaced.”

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