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We Have A Sixth Sense...I See Orange Tubes

December 10, 2021

telecom solutions, fiber optic network, OSP Fiber Construction, Fiber, high speed broadband, Outside Plant Fiber Construction, OSP, fiber optic expansion, telecommunications, fiber conduit, orange conduit

While driving around your local community, have you ever noticed trucks hauling bright orange wheels of long tubing? Have you ever wondered what that tubing is and what it's being used for? If you're in the telecom industry, then you know these tubes are called fiber conduits and they play an important role in housing and helping to carry all sorts of important data from one location to another. Let’s take a closer look at fiber conduit and discuss what purpose it serves, the different types of conduit that exist and why is it so important to the telecom industry.

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What’s In the Box?

December 03, 2021

used telecom shelters, telecom solutions, concrete shelter, new concrete shelter, used communication shelters, telecom shelter, maintenance, TSD, power equipment, telecom site development, refurbishment, telecom hut, telecom shelter repair

Telecom concrete shelters are an essential necessity in the telecommunications industry. They house and protect the equipment and power components that manage and support broadband infrastructure. Primarily designed from precast concrete, telecom shelters are built to last decades and withstand high winds, fires, hail, and any other natural elements as well as add a layer of security to your vital telecom equipment. The difference between purchasing a new or used telecom shelter can make or break your current or future plans to expand your telecom infrastructure. Let’s break down the differences between acquiring a new telecom concrete shelter over a used telecom concrete shelter and vice versa.

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It Don't Matter If You Pull by An Inch or a Mile. Fiber Pulling is Fiber Pulling.

November 22, 2021

telecom solutions, fiber optic network, OSP Fiber Construction, Fiber, high speed broadband, Outside Plant Fiber Construction, OSP, telecommunications, fiber pulling

Fiber pulling is an essential part of completing any fiber construction installation project. This process often gets overlooked in the grand scheme of things because it typically is the least complicated job to complete within the entire more complex strategy of getting fiber optic cable into the ground through directional drilling and plowing. Let’s peek down the pipe and learn about the process of fiber pulling and discover that even a simple step in the broadband expansion process can get a bit tricky.

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Our Handholes Are Kind of a Big Deal, People Know Them

November 12, 2021

telecom solutions, telecom construction, fiber optic network, maintenance, Fiber, General Construction, fiber maintenance, fiber optic expansion, telecommunications, handhole

A handhole is essentially a small opening in the ground that provides easy access to underground fiber optic cables. Handholes can be found on roads, sidewalks and close to buildings such as homes and businesses. But what is their real use? Why are they needed? Let’s step into the world of telecom handholes and discover their use, all the various kinds of handholes and why and how they are utilized in the telecom industry.

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Life’s A Plot of Raw Land, Dig it.

November 05, 2021

telecom solutions, telecom construction, General Construction, telecom site development, raw land build, telecommunications, raw land construction

Let’s talk about raw land construction. If you're not familiar with this term, it simply means that a person or company has purchased an undeveloped plot of land and is now planning to build on top of it. The market for raw land is still booming, but the construction and management needed to develop these empty plots of land tend to get overlooked. Let’s take a deeper look into how land gets developed in general and how it can be designed and prepared for a new telecommunications site.

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Lord of the Rings

October 29, 2021

telecom solutions, fiber optic network, fiber splicing, OSP Fiber Construction, Fiber, high speed broadband, Outside Plant Fiber Construction, OSP, telecommunications, service drop, Fiber Ring

The Fiber Ring is an innovative way to provide resilient fiber optic connectivity. It offers increased speeds and improved reliability for data transfer. But what does the term “Fiber Ring” mean? What are the benefits of this type of connection? Let’s connect the dots and learn what a fiber ring is and how it can be a beneficial alternative to commonly seen fiber network build-outs.

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Hello. My Name Is BDC Group. I Will Connect Your Fiber. Prepare to Download.

October 22, 2021

telecom solutions, fiber optic cabinet, fiber optic network, fiber splicing, Fiber, On Demand Services, high speed broadband, ODS, fiber to the home, fiber drop, service drop

The rise of fiber optic powered broadband internet has made it possible for everyone to have access to high-speed connections. The number of people using a broadband connection is continuing to grow and as a result, internet service providers are under pressure to provide faster download speeds at a lower competitive cost. Most ISPs are in the process of getting miles of fiber in the ground at a reasonable speed. But what about the last and most important step of connecting the fiber to the customer’s residence or place of work? Let’s dive into the importance of the last mile connection and define what a fiber drop is and the many ways it can be placed.

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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

telecom solution, emergency, Fiber, Network Solutions, plowing, Outside Plant Fiber Construction, long haul fiber, boring, fiber maintenance, internet, fiber repair, horizontal directional drilling

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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