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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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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Dude, Where's My Shipment?

June 11, 2021

new concrete shelter, concrete shelters, telecom construction, generator, Network Solutions, TSD, precast concrete shelters, surplus concrete shelters, telecom site development, Logistics, Transportation, Cranes

When purchasing a shelter, generator, or other large equipment, it is important to know that the transportation or logistics and on/off load of your equipment will have additional fees associated with it. Many factors can impact these prices. Our TSD team of experts give insight into what those factors are and how you can try to keep your shipping costs as low as possible.  

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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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Need HVAC or Generators? Who You Gonna Call?

May 14, 2021

telecom solutions, concrete shelter, telecom services, telecom construction, telecom shelter, telecom power, telecommunications shelters, generator, iowa, cedar rapids, TSD, power equipment, surplus concrete shelters, HVAC, internet

There are a lot of components that go into your network infrastructure. When planning to build, update, expand, or upgrade your network and its equipment, there are a lot of decisions to be made. Two major and very important pieces of the network are HVAC systems and generators. With many different kinds and features, it can be confusing to understand which will fit your project needs. BDC’s experts help break it down and answer some questions to help you make the right choice for your telecom infrastructure.

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