Joint Use

We Stay on Top of Changing Regulations and FCC Rules to Provide Modern Services for an Expanding Grid

From OTMR (one touch make ready) to small cell / macro cell 5G Build-Out, you can trust Volt Power’s Joint Use engineering team to stay on top of modern joint use practices and technological innovations. We manage the design, construction, regulatory and contractual oversight of all third-party telecommunication, cable to commence construction of proposed attachments.

Joint Use by the Numbers


In 1996 floodgates opened when new laws required utility pole owners to consider requests by joint users. Refusals must be based on solid engineering calculations, taking into account all physical considerations and stresses on the poles.


Pole owners have just 10 days to accept or reject joint use applications. Let Volt Power manage every step of the joint use process. From the initial permit application to pole loading analysis to the completion of transfer or construction.

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As the demand for electricity and telecommunications grows, the need to leverage existing infrastructure also grows. Volt Power will help you manage this growth.

Our Joint Use Capabilities

Volt Power provides turn-key solutions to meet the needs of your joint- use projects. From fielding to design to construction coordination and post-inspections, Volt’s experienced field and design teams provide high-quality work with integrity and efficiency. Some services we can provide include:
  • One-Touch Make Ready
  • Attachment and asset audits
  • NESC Safety Inspections
  • Wired and Wireless structure access permits
  • Storm damage assessment
  • Power and fiber line design and engineering
  • Construction coordination
  • Post-inspection surveys
  • NJUNS and transfer management
  • Attacher agreement negotiations
  • Joint use program implementation
  • Pole Loading analysis
Volt utilizes the IKE4 handheld device for gathering pole and mid-span data with sub-meter GPS accuracy. High-resolution photos of each pole and its attachments can be taken with the device for auditing purposes. Our design team uses IKE Office to determine existing and proposed attachment heights to ensure NESC, DOT, and pole owner compliance.  Attachment heights and corrective actions are displayed on the pole picture and provided in the report.
We are a qualified vendor for IOUs, cooperatives, municipalities, and several telecommunication companies across the southern US.

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Recent Joint Use Projects

Joint Use Audits

Regional Communication companies – Volt designs system modifications and upgrades to comply with customer, pole owner, NESC, and DOT requirements. Large and small audits are

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Joint Use Agent

Louisiana – Volt manages all Joint Use activities from agreement negotiations, structure access permits to safety inspections and cyclical attachment audits.  Volt serves as a

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Joint Use Engineering

Louisiana Utility – Volt processes and manages wired and wireless structure access permits.  In addition, we provide pole-loading analysis, engineering design in their asset management software

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