Fibre optic cable is comprised of a glass strand about the size of a hair over which lasers transmit light in different wavelengths to provide communications services. Through these cables large amounts of data can safely and securely be transmitted over long distances. Fibre optic cable is the medium over which all present age digital media (including voice and data services) are delivered. Copper and coaxial cable, which previously were the method to provide these services, suffer decibel loss (noise) that limits the distance over which they can reasonably provide these services.
Early telecommunications companies provided voice services over copper and some were owned by the provinces to ensure that all citizens received a connection. As technology advanced, cable companies started up and used coaxial cable to provide their connectivity. The computer age brought us the internet; cellular networks were constructed with both advances in technology and customer needs bringing about the demand for more competition in the voice and data markets.
More and more businesses count on high speed, reliable internet connectivity to transmit information to clients and vendors over longer distances and at higher bandwidths. GCS General Contracting Services has the fiber optic cable installation expertise that your business needs.
There are two main ways to connect your business for new or upgraded fiber services:
Aerial Access: we are contracted by the cable provider to extend the fiber from your nearest utility pole to a small feeder box we install on the side of your home or business. From there, it goes into a media panel inside your home.
Buried Access: we are contracted by the cable provider to dig a pathway, install the new or upgraded fiber line and then fully restore the land to its original condition once the work is complete.
Our preference is always to provide with the most efficient methodology to meet your needs. For buried access, we can install the new conduits via traditional open trenching or by using horizontal directional drilling. Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) eliminates the need for intrusive open trenches and all the equipment and manpower that goes with it. Without the need for open trenches, there is no need to close parking lots or disrupt client access or volumes. As well, there is no need for expensive replacement of sidewalk panels, parking lot structures or high-end landscaping. Our aim is to provide the most efficient and cost sensitive options to every client.
Fiber optic cabling installations require highly skilled and fully qualified installers. The techniques needed to professionally install them for immediate and effective use require expertise and experience that only certain people have. All our technicians are highly trained and certified with years of experience following the strict safety and design standards as laid out by the telecom industry.
If your company needs new 5G fiber optic lines, give GCS a call. We will arrange for one of our expert technicians to meet you on site at your convenience. They will discuss with you the various options to provide fiber optic installation and how to work around your business.