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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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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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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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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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Show Me The Maintenance

February 12, 2021

telecom solution, telecom solutions, fiber optic network, fiber splicing, maintenance, OSP Fiber Construction, Fiber, On Demand Services, Network Solutions, OSP, ODS, fiber maintenance

Maintaining your fiber optic network is an important practice in protecting your investment. Network down time can be costly, but there are steps you can take to avoid this headache. From proper installation, testing, monitoring and routine network maintenance, upkeep of your fiber network can be a lot to juggle. Having an experienced partner who can support you from planning and installation to maintenance and emergency response can make all the difference.

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Let’s Talk About Fiber Maintenance

February 05, 2021

telecom solution, telecom solutions, fiber optic network, fiber splicing, maintenance, OSP Fiber Construction, Fiber, On Demand Services, Network Solutions, OSP, ODS, fiber maintenance

Maintenance of fiber optic networks is a little different than maintenance of copper or other cabling options. While inspection of the network and all the connectors and adapters, used to be absolutely necessary, today’s fiber optic networks are designed to be installed and left alone unless repair is needed. So how do you know what needs repaired and what maintenance to perform? Well let’s talk about maintaining your fiber network.

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On-Demand Services to Prepare for the Future

September 11, 2020

telecom solution, project management, telecom construction, fiber splicing, maintenance, bdc group inc., iowa, Fiber, On Demand Services, General Construction, ODS Division, Network Solutions

In BDC’s experience, we have found that our customers need someone who can provide services that are tailormade to fit their needs. Our experienced team of professionals are focused on helping our customers identify those needs and help them to reach their goals through cost effective, customized solutions.

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BDC Group Services Division

August 20, 2020

telecom solution, project management, telecom construction, fiber splicing, maintenance, bdc group inc., iowa, Fiber, Services Division

BDC Group has spent many years building an organization focused on the needs of our partners. Our team of experienced executives, project managers and technicians are focused on providing cost effective solutions for the partners we service. At the core, our services division helps our partners maintain and grow their network infrastructure.

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5G network deployment driving fiber installation in 2018

July 18, 2018

5g, fiber splicing, ribbon splicing

You might have started to read more about 5G coming to different cities in 2018. Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint have all set aggressive deadlines for rollouts this year, with Verizon setting a goal for the end of 2018 (1).

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