BDC Group Blog

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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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

telecom construction, OSP Fiber Construction, Fiber, Network Solutions, new location, new headquarters, plowing, Outside Plant Fiber Construction, long haul fiber, boring, OSP, fiber optic expansion, west, Colorado

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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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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BDC Group Is Moving!

May 26, 2021

telecom solutions, telecom construction, bdc group, bdc group inc., iowa, On Demand Services, Network Solutions, telecom site development, new headquarters, Outside Plant Fiber Construction, OSP, ODS, bdc, Ketelsen Drive, Hiawatha

For the last few years, BDC Group has been operating our Cedar Rapids headquarters out of multiple locations; our 51st Street office and our warehouse on 33rd Avenue. It is apparent now, more than ever, that we have a need for more space. With that said, BDC is excited to announce we are moving to a new office and warehouse location on Ketelsen Drive in Hiawatha, off of Center Point Road!

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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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Are You High Maintenance?

January 14, 2021

telecom solution, telecom solutions, concrete shelter, generator, maintenance, On Demand Services, General Construction, HVAC, Infrastructure Maintenance, Electrical, OSP, Inside Plant Equipment, ODS, preventative maintenance

As you begin to plan for 2021, network upgrades and expansions are no doubt at the forefront of conversations. But often times, the upkeep of your existing network and of the new infrastructure being built, can easily get lost in the shuffle. But having a maintenance plan can help protect your investment in the long run.

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