BDC Group Blog

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 Along with this construction comes renovations to outdated infrastructure related to fiber and electrical utilities.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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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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The Dark Side of Fiber

June 04, 2021

dark fiber, telecom construction, osp telecom, fiber optic network, fiber splicing, rural broadband, OSP Fiber Construction, Network Solutions, plowing, Outside Plant Fiber Construction, long haul fiber, OSP, ISP, fiber optic expansion, internet

Building a fiber network can be daunting, expensive, and time consuming, but that doesn’t mean you have to start from scratch. Dark fiber networks are a time and cost saving option to look at when planning your next fiber construction project. Here we will dive into what dark fiber is, it's value in today’s industry, and some basics on dark fiber lease rates.

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Fiber Builds Have Layers. Ogre's Have Layers.

May 21, 2021

telecom solutions, telecom construction, osp telecom, fiber optic network, fiber splicing, rural broadband, OSP Fiber Construction, On Demand Services, Network Solutions, plowing, Outside Plant Fiber Construction, long haul fiber, OSP, ODS, fiber optic expansion, internet

There is an industry wide rush to get fiber optic networks expanded, upgraded, built for the future. And while that sounds fairly simple – just bury the fiber and move on, right? – network carriers can’t just put the fiber in the ground and expect the network to be efficient and functional. And as many of us in the industry know, building the internet and communications networks from backbone to end user is not as straightforward as it may seem, every network has layers. Below we explore the differences in long- and short-haul fiber builds.

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Iowa Feels the Need… The Need for Speed

May 07, 2021

telecom solutions, fiber optic network, 5g, telecom shelter, rural broadband, iowa, cedar rapids, Fiber, Network Solutions, high speed broadband, Outside Plant Fiber Construction, fiber optic expansion, Joint Communications Network, duct, internet

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a new bill into law on April 28th, 2021 that addresses the poor status of the state’s broadband infrastructure. This new legislation was unanimously passed in both the Iowa House and Senate with support from both Democrats and Republicans and will provide statewide funding for broadband internet expansion.

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How Much You Want to Bet I Can Throw a Football Over Them Flood Walls?

April 23, 2021

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

Time and time again, nature has shown this community what it’s made of and every time, Cedar Rapidians get back up and come together to show their resiliency and ingenuity. Although it has been over a decade since the flood that devastated Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and the surrounding areas, in 2008, the community has rebuiltA few scars remain from the event the community has not forgotten. And while it may have been over a decade in the making, the Cedar Rapids Flood Wall project has started construction along the river.

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In a Data Center Far, Far Away….

April 16, 2021

telecom solutions, fiber optic network, telecom shelter, data center, Fiber, Network Solutions, fiber maintenance, data, micro data center

Data centers aren’t going anywhere, but as with anything in the telecommunications and data industries, we are finding ways to transform the technologies that revolutionized the industry. Because many organizations are moving the majority of their data to cloud storage and edge computing is becoming commonplace, the traditional corporate data center is having to modify. Enter micro data centers.

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$60 Billion for Fiber Expansion... Yeah, Baby, Yeah!

April 02, 2021

telecom solution, telecom solutions, project management, fiber optic network, 5g, rural broadband, Network Solutions, high speed broadband, network upgrades, fiber optic expansion, fiber to the home, infrastructure upgrade

It is no secret that all focus in the telecom industry is on fiber expansion. There have been many programs aimed at funding broadband expansion put out in the last year. And while that is no surprise due to the global health crisis pealing back the curtain to reveal just how wide and deep the digital divide is, there seems to be no slowing of funding and focus being put towards fiber optic expansion

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Network Failure Is Not An Option

February 19, 2021

telecom solution, telecom solutions, fiber optic network, fiber splicing, maintenance, OSP Fiber Construction, Fiber, On Demand Services, Network Solutions, OSP, ODS, fiber maintenance, network upgrades, Keenan Flint, Jeramie Ellefson

Building, expanding, or upgrading your fiber network is no small feat and whether your network is local or spans across states, keeping it healthy and online is non-negotiable. There can be a lot of stressors when trying to manage miles of fiber and ensuring your customers are happy. Having the right partners who can manage, repair, expand, maintain, and upgrade your infrastructure can help to take a little bit of stress off your plate.

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