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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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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To Outside Plant and Beyond

January 07, 2021

telecom solution, telecom solutions, concrete shelter, new concrete shelter, Fiber, On Demand Services, General Construction, surplus concrete shelters, telecom site development, Outside Plant Fiber Construction, long haul fiber, OSP, ISP, Inside Plant Equipment, ODS

Often our partners only know BDC to be an outside plant service provider. But BDC Group’s portfolio of services and products holds much more. When we talk about turnkey telecom services, we really mean turnkey. Material sourcing, logistics, project management, fiber services, raw land builds, audits, maintenance and more. BDC Group provides innovative solutions for as much or as little of a project as is needed.

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CARES Act: What Happens Now?

December 03, 2020

telecom solution, project management, rural broadband, CARES Act, OSP Fiber Construction, General Construction, high speed broadband, plowing, Outside Plant Fiber Construction, long haul fiber, boring, wireless, economic development

2020 has brought a lot of challenges and change to the world. With the Coronavirus pandemic forcing the masses to work and school from home, the digital divide has never been wider. Now more than ever, it is essentially that communities have access to reliable, highspeed broadband and wireless services when and wherever they need it.

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Industry Expert, Jake Vorrath, Helps to Build Diversified Communications

November 20, 2020

telecom solution, project management, OSP Fiber Construction, General Construction, high speed broadband, plowing, Outside Plant Fiber Construction, long haul fiber, boring, Jake Vorrath, Terry Selby, underground electrical, gas, Virginia

BDC Group has built an amazing team of experts who are the best in their craft. From our executives to our project managers and field leadership teams, there are years of vast industry experience at every level. Jake Vorrath is one of our very experienced Project Managers based in our Virginia office. He manages a lot of the outside plant projects that operate from the Eastern office. 

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