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Requirements for Pole Attachment
The following are key requirements and process steps for attaching any wireline or associated equipment to an IPL facility.
NOTE: The Pole Attachment Request form is used specifically for wireline attachments (wire, cable or fiber). Please contact Joint Facilities if you have questions related to placing other types of attachments on IPL poles.
Pole Attachment Request form [.xls]
Process Steps – What to Expect
Cover Sheet (signature and date required):
Location: Provide the location of the area where you are requesting to attach to IPL’s poles.
County: Provide County name.
Project Description: Provide project name and/or address.
Attaching Company Name: The official name of the company requesting to attach who will maintain and own the attached facilities.
Company Rep. Name: Person responsible for performing the design and requesting attachment to IPL poles. This will be the person IPL will contact for further information or to provide information related to required make-ready.
Attaching Company Billing Address: The street address or PO Box including City, State and Zip where all communication and billing, including engineering and make-ready should be sent.
Attaching Company Rep. Phone No.: The office or cell phone number where our Engineer may contact you during regular business hours.
Attaching Company Rep. E-mail: The e-mail address of Company Rep.
Affiliation of Rep. if Not Attaching Company: If person completing this Request is not affiliated with the Attaching Company, identify the affiliation of Rep.
Attaching Company Principal Communications Type: Choose one of the communication types from the pick list.
Existing Attachments Section: Complete this section only if there are existing attachments on IPL poles covered by this request. This includes the telephone company, CATV provider, municipal or other entity that may own some of the poles, or have attachments on the poles. Other attaching companies may bill you for their costs related to your request.
Required Documents: The Attaching Company must provide wire/cable/fiber specifications.
Request For Pole Attachment (Application):
Complete all unshaded areas.
Project Location or Description: Provide project name and/or address.
Name of Attaching Company: The official name of the company requesting to attach.
Alliant Energy Map and Pole Information: Reference point numbers and pole information listed on application must correspond with map(s). Attach your company’s map which clearly indicates the IPL poles you wish to attach to, or an IPL map is available upon request. An additional map fee may be assessed.
Total Cable/Fiber Diameter (including existing wire): Total diameter of the cable that will be on the pole. If the cable is being overlashed to existing cable, indicate the total diameter of the final attachment.
Overlash: Indicate “Yes or No” if the cable/wire/fiber will be overlashed to existing cable/wire/fiber.
Proposed Attachment Height: Calculate the height at which you propose the attachment be placed. IPL will review the clearance calculations from the proposed attachment to IPL facilities, determine the required clearance based on code requirements and standards requirements, and determine if work needs to occur on the pole. The attaching company is responsible for insuring the attachment meets applicable code ground clearances.
Minimum & Maximum Sag Between Poles: Indicate the minimum and maximum sag between spans that will provide you with code required clearance from other facilities and ground clearance.
Existing Attachments: Indicate the owners of other attachments on the pole. Other attachment owners should be notified of your intent to place cable/wire/fiber on the pole per instructions on the Cover Sheet.
Existing Attachment Height: Indicate height of existing attachments (if applicable).
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com.