Telecommunication Pole Attachments

Tucson Electric Power has a dedicated team for processing telecommunication pole attachment requests. Our Pole Attachment Guidelines and streamlined application process provide for non-discriminatory, transparent access to TEP's Distribution System.

The Telecommunication Pole Attachment Team is responsible for:

  • Surveys
  • Inspections
  • Applications
  • Enforcement
  • Transfer Notifications
  • Support & Education

In addition to the above, TEP has partnered with Alden Systems, Inc. and is utilizing a centralized electronic system called Alden One™ to process applications, receive overlash notifications and to communicate with Licensee regarding transfers and other pole attachment matters.

Applications & Notifications

Wireline—Permit to Attach Application
Use this application for Standard, One Touch Make Ready (OTMR) and Strand Mount Attachment requests. OTMR can only be selected if the Licensee’s Attachments meet the criteria under the OTMR process as described in the Pole Attachment Guidelines.

Wireless—Permit to Attach Application
Use this application for Wireless attachment request (excluding Strand Mount). Wireless Attachments do not qualify for an OTMR process.

Overlash Notification
Use the Overlash Notification to inform TEP when Licensee intends to attach a wire to its own existing wires or where it shares space with an existing Attachment.

Pole Attachment Process

TEP has provided the requirements, specifications and standards for pole attachment requests in its Pole Attachment Guidelines. Below is a high-level summary of the standard pole attachment process. Please refer to the Pole Attachment Guidelines for all requirements.

Overview of the standard pole attachment process.

Small Cell / 5G Installations

Click here for information about small cell facilities.


Contact us

For more information reach out to the Telecommunications team at