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OCAN IRU Procedures

Oklahoma Community Anchor Network

Procedures for Indefeasible Right of Use Requests

OneNet will negotiate all requests for indefeasible right of use (IRU) on the OCAN fiber.

IRU negotiations will include the following:

  • Route location
  • Number of strands
  • Access point locations on OCAN route
  • ODOT/OTA requirements to access rights of way (ROW)

Fiber/Internet access providers requesting an IRU on OCAN fiber will be instructed to fulfill the following ODOT/OTA requirements for accessing ROW:

  • State Utility Permit Application: When accessing the OCAN system from adjacent rights of way to an existing OCAN access location, fiber/internet access providers shall acquire the necessary permit to access the OCAN system on ODOT rights of way, using the ODOT form (M4 or M4-a) for state, federal or controlled access facilities.   http://www.okladot.state.ok.us/forms/index.htm
  • Controlled Access Facility Agreement (CAF): When accessing the OCAN system requires parallel construction on to controlled access facilities, a CAF agreement will be required including any additional compensation for parallel construction for accessing controlled access facilities.
  • Additional ODEQ and Archaeological Survey Permits: Forms for blue line stream and archaeological survey forms (E AR-01) may be required for ODOT approval for the construction methods and routes for all route locations.  http://www.okladot.state.ok.us/forms/index.htm

Upon completion and approval of all required documentation, OCAN IRUs will be executed between OSRHE/OneNet – as leasing agent for the network – and the fiber/internet access provider.