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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 Along with this construction comes renovations to outdated infrastructure related to fiber and electrical utilities.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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Surplus Shelters are Like a Box of Chocolates

July 16, 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, network upgrades, refurbishment, refurb, telecom hut, retrofitting, restoration

Surplus shelters are like a box of chocolates… you never know what you’re going to get. Finding a surplus hut that meets your size requirements is like finding a penny face up. But what’s inside and the repairs, refurbishment, retrofitting that needs to happen is unique to each shelter. Read on to find out what our used shelter experts suggest when looking for a surplus option and what is commonly seen when you look inside.

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The Name is G…6G

July 09, 2021

telecom services, telecom construction, fiber optic network, 5g, OSP Fiber Construction, Fiber, Network Solutions, plowing, Outside Plant Fiber Construction, boring, wireless, OSP, fiber optic expansion, 6G

As 5G rollouts slowly but surely happen across the country, headlines have started talking about 6G. But with what we know about the power and capabilities of the advanced technology that is 5G, and how long it is taking to roll out, how is 6G already here? Read below to learn about what 6G is, when it will arrive, and what impacts it will bring!

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We Thought the Rocky Mountains Would Be a Little Rockier

June 25, 2021

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On the back of BDC Group’s 2020 expansion into Virginia and the successful opening of our new headquarters in Hiawatha, Iowa last month, we are excited to announce the successful launch of our Colorado location. This expansion will allow BDC Group to better support our partners in the western half of the country!

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Don't Let a Utility Strike Sink the Whole Ship

June 18, 2021

telecom construction, emergency, fiber splicing, ribbon splicing, maintenance, On Demand Services, ODS Division, Network Solutions, boring, ODS, emergency deployment, fiber maintenance, fiber strike, fiber repair

According to the ISE’s article on damage prevention, infrastructure damage costs an estimated $30 billion year-over-year. And while some can be prevented by establishing careful locating and excavation practices, utility line strikes, and other damages are somewhat inevitable. So, what should you do when damages threaten infrastructure operations? Below we discuss the steps to take when damages happen and how to prevent them.

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