Pole attachment audit includes drone work

IREA contractors are using aerial drones to conduct a comprehensive audit of pole attachments, which will help us protect the integrity of our system, improve safety, and ensure standards compliance.

The audit will continue through October and identify and inspect 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.

Most inspections will be done using drones, but contractors will require access to some customers’ properties to complete the audit. They will provide IREA-issued documentation upon request.

Customers with questions or comments about the audit can call IREA Vertical Asset Coordinator Michael Surran at (720) 733-5590.