Standard (non-antenna) overhead access
Find out who’s qualified to access excess utility pole capacity
PG&E allows access to excess capacity in its utility pole infrastructure in accordance with the rules and requirements of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Qualified companies (competitive local exchange carriers (CLECS) and Cable TV Corporations) may start the request for information and access to pole space process once they execute our master license agreement.
Download a master license agreement (PDF, 420 KB)
To complete an agreement, contact the Joint Utilities Department at email@example.com
Review the information request and application processes
Please note: The following process does not include Commercial mobile radio service/antenna attachments. For such inquiries, visit our Pole Top Antenna Access page.
Once you’ve entered into a master license agreement with PG&E, follow these steps:
Request for Information Process
- Request PG&E joint utility map by sending a map request form (PDF, 35 KB) and an area map to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Request pole data sheets for poles to be applied for, using a marked PG&E joint utility map. (For poles greater than 15 years old with an intrusive inspection date greater than five years old, the applicant must have an intrusive inspection performed and submit the results with the job application.)
Request for Access Process
- Submit job application including: Exhibit A (PDF, 134 KB), Pole Loading Calculations, Make-ready Forms, Marked Joint Utility Maps, and Intrusive Inspection Data for all Poles to email@example.com
- Receive approval or denial from PG&E Senior New Business Representative within 45 days
- If your locations have been approved for attachment, attach to the approved pole(s) within 30 days and submit signed Exhibit A, Part 3 to your Senior New Business Representative
Learn about PG&E’s standards
Preparatory work performed prior to application submission and work performed upon application approval must meet General Order 95 Requirements and PG&E standards, per the Standard Overhead Master License Agreement. PG&E standards are subject to change.
Get more information
For general information about the standard overhead request for access process, please contact the Joint Utilities Department Program Manager.
Request a map
Request overhead access
- To request PG&E pole data (intrusive inspections), complete the pole data request form (PDF, 51 KB) and attach a marked joint utility map, identifying PG&E solely-owned poles with your assigned location number. Send the request to firstname.lastname@example.org
- To request access, attach a completed Exhibit A (PDF, 134 KB), marked joint utility map, pole loading calculations, make-ready forms, and intrusive inspection data to email@example.com