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Fiber Optic team provides fast and efficient telecom services

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Andrew Meyerkord, PE, Public Infrastructure

Providers of fiber optic networks are in a constant race to set up instant voice and data services to homes, local government offices, and commercial buildings. For years, Olsson has been the behind-the-scenes telecommunications engineering resource for private companies and state and local governments in Colorado, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska. 

The need for engineering services for our Colorado telecommunications clients is growing. When a tenant in a commercial building wants a connection to a fiber optic network, the tenant usually is concerned about immediate availability. Olsson now provides Golden-based staff members to facilitate faster service for our local clients.

Currently, Olsson is busy working on projects for two private network-service providers in Colorado that cover nearly 100 miles of land area. Olsson’s services include providing fiber-route engineering; identifying easements, right-of-ways, and other potential barriers; conducting environmental assessments; and assisting with permitting needs.

The Technology Services team at Olsson has staff members based in its Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska offices. As a full-service design firm, Olsson can provide any specialized discipline required during design. Olsson’s telecommunications and optical networking services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Fiber route engineering
  • Network architecture
  • Communications Master Planning
  • Splice diagram development
  • GIS inventory fiber mapping
  • Fiber-to-the-home system design
  • Feasibility studies
  • Cost analysis
  • Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) trace review and approval
  • GIS base mapping/survey
  • Bid specifications and construction documents

Telecommunications is something that we rely on more each day, and Olsson is proud to be an active participant in making sure that the needs of a home, city, or business are met as quickly and efficiently as possible. Feel free to contact Steve Ingracia, Technology Services leader, with any questions about how Olsson can help your community become better connected. He can be reached at 402.474.6311 or singracia@olssonassociates.com.

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