Cable on-street communications pedestals are structures used to house equipment necessary for providing service to customers. A Cable TV franchisee may request a pedestal as part of their system upgrade or service improvement plan. Prior to installation, DoITT must approve the requested site to ensure it meets the standards for installing sidewalk structures.
If the location is within a historic or landmark area the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) must also be notified for additional approvals.
Permits will be required from the Department of Transportation (DOT) prior to sidewalk construction.