FirstEnergy Corp. (“FE”) is one of the largest utility infrastructure owners in the Northeastern and Central U.S.

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Through its partnership with Diamond, FE offers streamlined colocation, new build and small cell solutions across 65,000 square miles of infrastructure area that services 6 million customers in New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia. FE’s assets include over 120,000 transmission towers, 20,000 miles of rights-of-way, thousands of available properties and hundreds of colocatable communications towers. Diamond has successfully bridged the gap between carrier deployment needs in difficult zoning districts and the utility’s requirements including:

  • Deploying and managing hundreds of colocations on transmission towers
  • Upgrading existing FE structures to accommodate carriers’ current and future loading requirements
  • Building towers on FE properties​

About FirstEnergy

FE is a Fortune 500 diversified energy company headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Its 10 electric utility operating subsidiaries comprise the nation’s fifth largest investor-owned electric system. FirstEnergy provides a wide array of energy-related products and services.

This map shows FirstEnergy’s electric distribution companies (EDCs)

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Key Advantages of Deploying on FE Infrastructure and Properties

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Experienced Partner

  • Diamond has been successfully assisting carriers with a variety of deployments and colocations on FE assets since 2009
  • We are highly familiar with the various utility requirements and processes involved with locating wireless equipment on FE structures and properties
  • We have strong relationships with our FE counterparts and are constantly working with FE to improve and streamline deployment processes
  • We have substantial experience working with carriers and siting authorities on attachments to FE structures and development of new towers on FE properties
  • We help communities understand the benefits of colocation on utility structures​

Access to a Vast Inventory

  • 65,000 square mile service area
  • 120,000 structures running along 20,000 miles of right of way
  • Colocation-ready communications towers
  • Buildings and thousands raw land build opportunities​

​​Efficient Deployment

  • Reduced site acquisition costs – Diamond can help you find optimal locations for your network deployment
  • Existing towers and upgraded transmission towers with substantial loading capacity

Quicker On-Air Time

  • Aggressive construction schedules
  • Coordination of outages on transmission lines, if needed
  • Diamond project manager dedicated to coordinating all deployment activities between carriers, Diamond, and all relevant FE parties
  • Workforce with years of experience executing timely and safe installations
  • Master Site License Agreements that enable efficient lease documentation

For inquiries regarding colocation on FirstEnergy Corp’s structures, specific site information, or any other questions related to FE’s partnership with Diamond, please contact Diamond’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations, Orazio Russo, at (973) 544-6817 or