IREA has begun a comprehensive audit of pole attachments that will help us protect the integrity of our system while improving safety and meeting our current standards.
The audit will take place throughout our service area between March and October, and will identify non-IREA attachments on our poles, which typically include broadband, telephone, cable and other communications lines. Attachments that do not meet industry standards will be addressed by their respective owners.
Contractors working for IREA will use drones to perform most of the work, but will require access to some customersâ€™ properties. They will attempt to contact property owners before venturing beyond the legal right-of-way. They also will have IREA-issued identification and documentation, which will be provided upon request.