BDC Group Blog

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

October 15, 2021

telecom solutions, concrete shelter, telecom shelter, maintenance, TSD, power equipment, telecom site development, high speed broadband, preventative maintenance, telecom hut, telecom shelter repair

Telecom concrete shelters are an essential need in the telecommunications industry. They house the equipment and power components that manage and support wireless carriers, ISPs and broadband infrastructure. Most broadband network providers purchase and place these vital structures strategically, and engineered with the correct equipment in them to ensure they meet industry-standard speeds.

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Come Out To The Meeting, We'll Get Together, Have A Few Laughs...

October 08, 2021

telecom solutions, fiber optic network, rural broadband, Fiber, On Demand Services, Network Solutions, high speed broadband, ODS, JCN, utility repair, fiber relocate, Iowa League of Cities

How do you reach every city and town in one state and get them to come together with the goal to help guide each other to address their city’s challenges? You establish a group called the Iowa League of Cities that’s how! Let’s learn how the Iowa League of Cities has helped elevate the state of Iowa and how BDC Group has played a part in helping cities in Iowa big and small meet the challenge of growing and maintaining their broadband network infrastructure.

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Roads? Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads.

October 01, 2021

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For the last few years, fiber expansion has been on an exponential growth trajectory. The two most common and cost-effective methods of putting fiber in the ground are boring and plowing.

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We Think Fiber Splicing Is Alright, Alright, Alright…

September 24, 2021

telecom solution, emergency, fiber splicing, ribbon splicing, Fiber, Network Solutions, Electrical, fiber maintenance, fiber repair, restoration, night splicing, fusion splicing, fusion splicer, mechanical splicing

If you're like us, the only time you really think about fiber and fiber splicing is when your TV or internet goes out. As more and more people come online and demand higher bandwidth services such as consistent 4K video streaming, our dependence on fiber internet and the need for splicers will increase with that demand. There are two types of fiber splicing methods used to get your internet up and running. Today you will learn and become a mini expert on both.

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I Made My Decom Project Disappear!

September 10, 2021

telecom solutions, fiber optic network, telecom shelter, data center, decom, decommission, generator, Fiber, Network Solutions, Logistics, fiber maintenance, data, micro data center

Data centers are becoming more necessary than ever for the telecommunications industry. They are needed to keep up with the increasing demand for data storage and high-speed internet connections, but they can also require significant capital investment and maintenance costs. With that in mind, many telecom executives have been looking into how best to decommission and consolidate their aging data centers without sacrificing customer service or losing competitive advantage on decom pricing.

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The Fiber We're Supplying, It's Electrifying!

September 03, 2021

telecom solutions, fiber optic network, cedar rapids, Fiber, On Demand Services, Network Solutions, Electrical, ODS, Joint Communications Network, Flood, JCN, utility repair, duct, fiber relocate, flood wall

The City of Cedar Rapids is continuing its quest to complete the multi-year and multi-phase installation of the downtown floodwall project. Along with this construction comes renovations to outdated infrastructure related to fiber and electrical utilities. This is a time-consuming and sensitive job that requires schedules to be met. That’s where our resident master electrician Jared Nelson and skilled On-Demand Services team come in to save the day!

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Volunteering for Veterans

August 27, 2021

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On Thursday, August 12th, over one hundred volunteers and veterans gathered together to ride their motorcycles almost 15 miles from Coralville, Iowa to Solon, Iowa. But this motorcycle ride wasn’t just another social ride, this ride was different. This ride meant a little more to each and every person who came out. These dedicated volunteers came together in participation with the Solon American Legion Stinocher Post #406 to escort The Moving Wall, along its travels to the Solon Legion Ballfield.  

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Multi-Site Projects Don't Have to Take FOR-EV-VER!

August 20, 2021

telecom solution, used telecom shelters, telecom solutions, project management, new concrete shelter, telecom shelter, turn-key, Network Solutions, TSD, surplus concrete shelters, telecom site development, Logistics, Electrical, telecom hut, multi-site

The bigger the project the bigger the headache…right? All the engineering, planning, designing, construction, logistics, and everything else that comes with telecom projects, takes careful preparation and plenty of time with any project. But when you have a multi-site project, the workload that you are facing is daunting. But with a few tips from our experts, you can ease the stress and have an organized plan of execution to help guide the project along.

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The Question is: What Aren’t We Going To Do?

July 30, 2021

project management, telecom construction, bdc group, bdc group inc., On Demand Services, Network Solutions, TSD, telecom site development, Outside Plant Fiber Construction, OSP, ODS

BDC Group stands for Building Diverse Communications. And in order to do just that, BDC has built our operations around three distinct divisions that encompass the vast entity that is building communications and utility infrastructures. Let’s dive deep into these three divisions and explore how they carefully fit together to create customized turnkey service packages that tailored to each of our partner’s needs.

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I'll Be Back...Online

July 23, 2021

telecom solution, emergency, fiber splicing, ribbon splicing, Fiber, Network Solutions, Electrical, fiber maintenance, fiber strike, fiber repair, restoration, night cut, night splicing, emergency strikes

When emergency strikes your fiber network, and the pressure is on to get the infrastructure back online ASAP, it is vital to have emergency restoration teams on speed dial.  It's also important to know what it is going to take to get your network back up and running, and how to prevent these emergencies in the first place. Read on to learn more about emergency fiber maintenance.

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