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Deployment Resources


ConnectALL is committed to ensuring the timely, reliable, and compliant installation of broadband infrastructure. Below are resources and links to ConnectALL’s partners that ISPs and Broadband providers can reference to assist in their deployment efforts to complete ConnectALL funded projects. 

Pole Application & Make Ready Escalation

To attach a fiber optic cable to a pole, pole attachment applications must be submitted to the respective pole owner(s). Pole owners are typically an electric company/municipality or, in the case of joint pole ownership, an electric company/municipality and the associated incumbent local exchange provider/telephone company. 

Each pole attachment applicant is responsible for coordination with the electric company and/or joint owners. ConnectALL conducts monthly meetings to review overall application status and progress across all ConnectALL funded programs. If intervention is requested due to protracted requests for resolution on a stalled application, please fill out the ConnectALL Pole Attachment Status form at least one week prior to the regularly scheduled monthly call. Requests will be reviewed by ConnectALL and sent to the respective pole owners for discussion at the upcoming meeting.

Monthly meetings addressing make-ready pole applications are open to all ISPs, counties and municipalities that participate in ConnectALL funded programs. If you would like to be added (or removed) to the meeting, please email [email protected]. Provide your name, Company/Organization, Title, Associated Grant/Project Id(‘s) and request that you be added to or removed from the Pole Make Ready monthly meeting. ConnectALL will review all requests to participate.  

Prevailing Wages for ConnectALL Projects

Under New York State Labor Law, contractors and subcontractors must pay the prevailing rate of wage and supplements (fringe benefits) to all workers under a public work contract. Employers must pay the prevailing wage rate set for the locality where the work is performed. Prevailing wage is the pay rate set by law for work on public work projects. This applies to all laborers, workers or mechanics employed under a public work contract. Visit the NYS Department of Labor’s Public Work and Prevailing Wage webpage to learn more.