About our group
The Attachment Engineering and Services (AES) team oversees the management of joint-use and 3rd party attachments on MLGW's electric distribution and streetlight poles. AES is responsible for permitting, designing make-ready engineering plans, ensuring compliance, and handling application requests and processes related to pole attachments. Below, you can find a list of the currently approved types of pole attachments:
"Joint use" is a term that originated during a period when electric utilities and telephone companies were expanding their service networks using lines of utility poles. These joint use agreements allowed both electric and telephone companies to efficiently serve a specific area by sharing the same poles, eliminating the need for separate pole installations.
Attachment to MLGW facilities is exclusively allowed for law enforcement agencies. Prior to seeking permission for attachment to MLGW facilities, a formal attachment agreement must be in effect.
3rd Party (Wireline/Fiber)
3rd party attachments encompass wireline and fiber attachments made by cable television and telecommunication service providers. All 3rd party attachment customers are required to have a signed and fully executed attachment agreement in effect before applying for an attachment to MLGW facilities. New attachment customers can initiate the process by contacting our Legal Services Department at (901) 528-4343. Once the agreement is signed and executed, applications can be submitted via email to Pole Attachments.
5G Small Cell Antenna
Small cell antennas represent wireless equipment located on electric distribution and streetlight poles. Prior to seeking permission for attaching small cells to MLGW facilities, all small cell attachers are required to have a signed Master Antenna Attachment Agreement in place. You can commence this process by reaching out to our Legal Services Department at (901) 528-4343. After the agreement has been signed and executed, you may submit applications via email to our team.
These applications should include a specification sheet and an acceptable RF exposure report for all planned attachments. These specifications must encompass details such as the unit's dimensions and the method of attachment to MLGW facilities.
AES grants permission for non-profit organizations to affix banners to MLGW streetlight poles. These banners must adhere to the relevant standards and guidelines and undergo an internal engineering and design assessment of the relevant poles. For more details about this process, contact our team.