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Pole Attachment Licensing


Beginning January 24, 2018, any prospective attaching entity that is not attached to any joint-use utility poles in Maine prior to the effective date of Chapter 880 must obtain a Pole Attachment License from the Commission prior to attaching to any joint-use utility pole in Maine.

The license application is available here in Word or on request to the PUC at 207-287-3831 (ask for the "Chapter 880 Pole Attachment Application Package"). The application includes instructions and references to the PUC rule governing licensing, Chapter 880.

Below please find a list of attaching entities that were approved by the Commission after January 24, 2018.

Pole Attachment Licenses

Docket Attaching Entity Date Approved
2018-00050 Downeast Broadband Utility May 1, 2018
2018-00245 Extenet Systems, Inc. October 16, 2018
2019-00025 SQF, LLC February 26, 2019
2019-00081 Town of Cranberry Isles May 1, 2019
2019-00121 Katahdin Fiber, LLC June 25, 2019
2019-00122 South Portland Fiber, LLC June 25, 2019
2019-00206 Town of Arrowsic October 8, 2019 (Conditional License)
2019-00235 Town of Roque Bluffs November 5, 2019