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Dealing with Difficult Pole Occupants

April 23, 2014

One of the issues that pole owners frequently face with respect to pole occupants is a general lack of responsiveness to pole owner communications and concerns.  This can range from the failure to either pay or dispute invoices in a timely manner; the failure or refusal to correct safety violations; the failure to apply for permits when required; and, in the extreme cases, the failure or refusal to communicate at all.  In my experience, pole owners encounter this type of behavior from all types of pole occupants - including sophisticated cable and telecommunications providers all the way down to local, community telephone or Internet providers....read more

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