With their high capacity and speed, Fiber Broadband Networks offer superior performance to meet commercial and consumer demand for data.
Fiber optic technology is being deployed deeper into the network and closer to where insatiable demand requires fiber optics for secure high bandwidth connectivity for telecom service providers, utilities, businesses, cities and municipalities. These applications include fiber-to-the-cell (FTTC) solutions that are becoming ever more necessary, as wireless carriers seek to improve backhaul capacity. Utilities are implementing fiber to support the high bandwidth requirements of smart grid technologies. Broadband network providers are taking fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), enterprise and multi-unit dwellings to deliver superior voice, video and internet services. Cities and municipalities are looking to utilize fiber for smart city applications. These networks enable high-speed broadband, 4G-LTE, 5G, and WiFi and connect the mobile user and smart sensors to the community, expand IoT apps, and provide last-mile connectivity to help bridge the digital divide in rural and underserved areas.
Download the Digitally Connected Communities eBook here!
Black & Veatch ranks #3 in Telecom in ENR's 2020 Top 500 Design Firms
Whether for the home, business, utility, municipality or network operator, Black & Veatch can develop a fiber optic network from feasibility through design, engineering and construction.
Our extensive experience includes:
- Outside plant networks (OSP)
- Inside plant networks (ISP)
- Municipal area networks
- Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH)
- Fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP)
- Fiber-to-the-cell (FTTC) backhaul for wireless carriers
Black & Veatch offers 50 years of telecommunications deployment best practices for seamless execution. Our Fiber Broadband services include feasibility studies and financial modeling; infrastructure and technology assessment; material procurement; ROW zoning, permitting and construction.
We are a proud member of the Fiber Broadband Association and in the Broadband Communities FTTH Top 100.
Project Highlight: Smart, Connected Roadways
Like many agencies, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) wanted to innovate. But, their existing microwave network had limited capacity, and couldn’t support the value- added safety and mobility applications that PTC required. PTC launched an advanced fiber optic network project to boost connectivity between their administrative buildings, as well as support All-Electronic Tolling (AET) and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for improved safety and mobility. With the bandwidth provided by the fiber optic network, PTC will be able to install automated tolling to support future autonomous vehicle traffic on the turnpike.