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  • The Benefits of a Shared, Centralized Asset Database [Part 3]: For Attachers
    It’s been all over the news this past year: Google Fiber made plans to deploy broadband into several markets at a breakneck pace. Speed to market is critical and the behemoth company hit roadblocks. While we do not speak for Google, delays on new attachment deployment created a significant hold-up and likely contributed to the company rethinking its broadband strategy entirely.
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  • The Benefits of a Shared, Centralized Asset Database [Part 2]: For Asset Owners
    Sorting through paper records, emails, or asset records spread across several different spreadsheets or databases is no longer feasible for a best practice. Trying to keep track of maintenance needs, work requests (such as pole transfers), joint use billings, make-ready requirements, and attachment requests is taking up too much time and too many resources. Many asset owners, as well a...
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  • The Benefits of a Shared, Centralized Asset Database [Part 1]: For States and Organizations
      People are using more and more data with their various devices. For state and local governments, getting broadband access for their citizens is an important card in the game. However, broadband deployment is being delayed in many areas, in part due to communication and data management challenges between asset owners and the companies that want to attach equipment to those assets.
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  • The Status of Asset Data Management Today
    Today’s utility asset data is a vast world of information. Much of it is valuable; some of it is not. Asset owners hold data about many different asset types (utility poles, underground conduit in manholes or vaults, towers, cables, etc.), in many different formats, across far too many spreadsheets, databases, paper records and emails. This data includes basic attributes such as asse...
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  • The Prevalence (and Danger) of Delayed Pole Transfers
      In January of 2016, there were more than 36,000 double poles in the state of Maryland alone. That was according to a report on utility pole attachments published by the Public Service Commission of Maryland. The report resulted from a workgroup that studied utility pole attachments in the State, which were not previously regulated at the State level. The report claims that the Commi...
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  • The Battle Against Double Wood and Aging Pole Transfers
    One of the most prevalent issues facing utility pole owners is aging pole transfers, but they don’t have to be a constant struggle. Timely pole transfers rely on clear communications and good relationships between the pole owner and the attachers. A failure in the chain of communication results in lagging transfers, backlogs and increased liability. There are abundant opportunities f...
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  • When a Utility Pole Falls, Who is Liable for the Damage?
    Imagine you are sitting in your home one morning,  enjoying the first cup of coffee and suddely the power goes out. In the dark, you begin to investigate, finding that the utility pole in your yard has fallen over into the street (due to underground rot), and has taken with it the electric wires that were connected to your house. What do you do? You call the power company, of course. T...
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  • How to Extend the Life of Your Utility Poles
    When damage to a utility pole is caught early, it can be treated to halt rot, decay or insect damage from further weakening the pole. Poles that are inspected regularly and treated can have significantly longer lives than those that are not. Inspections will also help identify failing poles that need to be immediately replaced, as well as potential NESC violations. Downed poles can di...
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  • Consumers are Changing the Utility Industry
    From utility pole placement requests to calling for faster Internet speeds, consumers are a powerful influence in driving growth within the utility and communications industries. As consumers’ needs expand and change, these industries must respond in kind to remain relevant and competitive. Today’s energy consumers have some specific demands in mind, with the following three priorities...
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  • How to Streamline Joint Use Utility Pole Transfers
    When a utility pole needs to be replaced, the pole owner will schedule the required equipment transfers. Many utility poles are joint use assets, where several different companies typically have attached equipment on the same pole. This means that transfer notices must be sent to all the companies who have equipment placed on the pole (the attachers) to require all the attachments be m...
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  • The 4 Types of Utility Pole Transfers
    There are many reasons that cause double wood, which is the existence of two poles where only one should be. Regardless of the cause, double wood represents potential hazards or violations, and a hassle for utility pole owners and municipalities alike. Removing double wood is a primary issue for utility pole owners across the nation. Before an equipment transfer can be put into motio...
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  • An Introduction to Utility Pole Joint Use
    What is Joint Use, and How Does It Work? Imagine a street lined with several sets of utility poles running up both sides, each owned by different companies. One set is owned by an electric utility, another set of poles is owned by a telecommunications company, and a third set by a broadband company. It would be incredibly cluttered-- not to mention the safety hazards with wires weavin...
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  • How the IoT Will Move Companies from Data Collection to Data-Driven Deployment
    Big data is being used in practically every industry today, yet many struggle with beneficial data utilization by having too much data without the tools and insight to make meaningful use of it. In many cases, large companies are so stressed out about data collection that they have not yet moved to data-driven deployment. The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial Internet of Th...
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  • Outdated Data: Worse Than No Data?
    The big data revolution has left many utilities and communications companies scrambling to manage backlogs of stored information. Increasingly, some are finding that data-driven decisions based on old data can be worse than making decisions with no data. Thus, it is crucial that organizations develop a system to continuously collect, update and analyze data, in order to maxmize its pot...
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  • Unlocking the Massive Market Potential of the IoT and Machine Learning
     The Internet of Things (IoT) and machine learning are still in the early stages of what we see as an explosion of development. These two technological trends will be used in tandem to change the way electric utilities and communications companies (telecom, CATV, broadband) deliver services and develop future plans. Already, machine learning startups focusing on IoT and the Industrial ...
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  • Data: The Most Valuable Asset in IIOT
    There is no doubt the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is going to change the way we all do business. Companies, regulators and consumers are eager for a new wave of efficiency and productivity. However, the most valuable asset the IIoT will produce is not a smart grid or an intelligent network. The most valuable asset is data.
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  • Big Questions in Infrastructure Asset Management: Why is Joint Use Important?
    Utility poles and conduit vaults (the underground version of a wire-carrying 40-foot pole) are everywhere in our world—along highways, down neighborhood streets and under the surface of busy intersections. They carry power, communications and entertainment into our homes and businesses. Take a closer look and you will notice they also physically carry a large amount of equipment—compli...
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  • Less Room on the Pole = No Room for Error
    It is evident that everyday life has changed significantly over the past few decades. Twenty years ago, most people could not have imagined we would be carrying around palm-sized devices capable of streaming movies, playing the world’s catalog of music and serving up thousands of games—all in addition to allowing instant communication with anyone, anywhere. No one would have believed o...
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