TVPPA’s Member Services team has three enlightening events planned for its new Hot Topics webinar series. This series has been designed to deliver the information LPC leaders need most on critical business topics.

Pole Attachment Fundamentals & Negotiation Tips

On January 18, join Miller & Martin’s Mark Smith for Pole Attachment Fundamentals & Negotiation Tips at 10:00 a.m. ET on January 18. Topics covered in this webinar will include:

  • TVA’s regulatory involvement with pole attachment agreements
  • the differences between wireline and wireless attachments
  • 2022 attachment rates
  • the differences between joint use and license agreements
  • an overview of issues LPCs face during contract negotiations
“State and federal broadband grants have been driving a significant number of new pole attachment contract negotiations. This webinar should provide TVPPA member systems with a good overview of the applicable legal and regulatory considerations for their next pole attachment negotiation,” said Smith.

Grant Writing 101

This will be followed by Grant Writing 101 on January 25 at 10:00 a.m. ET/9:00 a.m. CT. Led by Meguire Whitney prinicipal Elizabeth Whitney, the webinar will cover:

  • funding opportunities in the infrastructure bill
  • the grants lifecycle
  • key mindsets & strategies for success
Attendees will learn what they can do now to prepare for opportunities throughout the year and what to expect from the process.
“This year’s massive infrastructure bill included more than $62 billion for the Department of Energy to invest in efficiency, clean energy, and workforce training, not to mention another $7.5 billion for electric vehicles and $65 billion for broadband. Local Power Companies are well-poised to access new funding streams from the most significant federal spending on grid-related infrastructure in a decade,” said Whitney.

COVID-19 3.0

2022’s third Hot Topics webinar event – COVID-19 3.0: Deal with It Before It Deals with You – will feature labor law expert Kim Vance of Baker Donelson facilitating a discussion on workplace health and safety policies related to the latest wave of COVID-19 infections. Join us for this event on February 1 at 10:00 a.m. ET/9:00 a.m. CT.
Registration for these events is open only to TVPPA Regular Members and their staff. To learn more about any of these Hot Topics discussions or to register, please email Kari Crouse, Director of Member Engagement, at