Telecom/Electric

NA Fiber Deployment Continues at Rapid Pace

Deployment of fiber optic cable to individual homes and premises continues to expand at a strong pace, according to the most recent study by the Fiber Broadband Association (formerly the FTTH Council). The association’s North American 2017 Broadband Report, released in December, said Canada is lead..

Pro Pipe Partners with Perma-Liner Industries to Expand Lateral Lining Services

Professional Pipe Services, Inc. (Pro Pipe) today announced a partnership with Perma-Liner Industries (Perma-Liner) to provide main/lateral connection lining services nationwide. As municipalities seek to reduce the impact of inflow and infiltration (I&I) on the broader wastewater collection system..

Low-Flying Helicopter to Map Water Resources in Mississippi

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A helicopter will be flying over parts of the Mississippi Delta to gather information for a 3-D map showing water resources. The U.S. Geological Survey says from late February through early March, a low-flying copter will travel in a grid pattern over rural areas north and w..

General Cable Corporation Stockholders Approve Acquisition By Prysmian Group

General Cable Corporation’s stockholders today approved the company’s previously announced acquisition by Prysmian Group for $30.00 per share in cash. Subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, the transaction is expected to close by the third quarter of 2018. ..

Trimble, Aquarius Spectrum Announce Water Leak Detection Technology Distribution Agreement

Trimble today announced an exclusive relationship with Aquarius Spectrum Ltd. to distribute a branded version of Aquarius Spectrum’s wireless leak detection and monitoring solutions for water utilities throughout the U.S. The collaboration will extend Trimble’s portfolio of smart water management se..

Red Hen Systems Creates Pipeline Leak Detection System

Red Hen Systems, a Colorado geospatial company with 21 years of experience locating infrastructure using video mapping technology, today announced it has developed Pipeline Leak Detection Services (PLDS). PLDS utilizes a multi-sensor detection system to locate, and quantify in real-time fugitive met..

CETCO

cetco.com CETCO introduced HERCULA-EZ, a cutting-edge additive used in conjunction with its bentonite-based drilling muds for horizontal directional drilling (HDD). With proper formulation, the system will produce a unique drilling fluid with excellent shear-thinning characteristics. At low shear ..

Calix’s Fiber-to-the Home Solutions to Help Improve Internet Capabilities in Eastern Iowa

Calix, Inc. today announced ImOn Communications, an Internet, cable TV, and phone services provider in eastern Iowa, will leverage end-to-end fiber solutions from Calix to offer unrivaled gigabit business and residential services in its new service areas. “The cable industry is actively transitioni..

Central Vermont Voters to Weigh in on High-Speed Internet Plan

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A plan to wire parts of rural central Vermont with fiber optic cable to provide high-speed internet will go before voters in 13 cities and towns. The Barre-Montpelier Times Argus reports that the proposal would establish a nonprofit company called Central Vermont Internet, which w..

Storm-Hardened Communication Network from Sensus Helps Water Utilities Weather Winter Blast

Sensus, a Xylem brand, today announced its Sensus FlexNet® Communication Network helped water utilities across South Carolina minimize operational issues during a bitter, two-week cold snap at the beginning of January. “An unprecedented number of customers suffered from frozen water lines,” said Ch..

Entergy and C Spire Team up to Help Bridge "Digital Divide" in Mississippi

Entergy and C Spire today announced they are teaming up on an $11 million fiber infrastructure project that will open the door for future delivery of a wide variety of next-generation broadband services to consumers and businesses in some of the most isolated and rural parts of the state. ..

TT Technologies

tttechnologies.com TT Technologies’ redesigned Grundopit pit-launched mini directional drill is well-suited for difficult fiber-to-the-home and utility service line installations in tight working conditions.  The compact unit – 54 inches long, 43 inches wide and 57 inches tall – delivers 13,489 pou..

CommScope and Fluke Networks Join Forces to Ensure Optimum Fiber Optic Performance

CommScope today announced its exclusive SYSTIMAX® link loss calculator will now be incorporated in Fluke Networks’ CertiFiber®Pro Optical Loss Test Set, which is part of the company’s Versiv™ Cabling Certification System,  and LinkWare™ Live cloud service. The SYSTIMAX calculator is a tool that acc..

Even Pipelines Are Happy When PICA Is On The Job

Pipeline Inspection and Condition Analysis (PICA) Corporation is currently performing an inspection of 4 miles of 66-inch cement and steel cylinder lined PCCP pipe in southern California. To test the resolution of PICA’s brand new In-Line Inspection Tool, the customer embedded some small button magn..

Vortex Companies

The Vortex Companies, a leading trenchless rehabilitation industry solutions provider, has acquired VacVision Environmental, a trenchless infrastructure and service contractor. Located in South Carolina and Florida, VacVision will significantly bolster Vortex’s  brand and strength in the Southeast. ..

Xylem Acquires Pure Technologies

Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all the issued and outstanding shares of Pure Technologies Ltd. for CAD$9.00 per share in cash, representing an enterprise value of USD$397 million. Pure Technologies provides unique diagnostic..

Kentucky Broadband Network Makes Progress, Still Faces Delays

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – State officials say they have installed more than 600 miles of fiber optic cables as part of a planned 3,200 mile broadband network across Kentucky. But the network still faces significant delays as the project piles up millions of dollars in penalties because of what leaders ..

Corning Opens New Fiber Optic Cable Manufacturing Facility

Corning Incorporated opened a new cable manufacturing facility in Newton, North Carolina, in the latest expansion of its Optical Communications business to meet growing worldwide demand for its optical fiber and cable. The facility, which will employ more than 200 people, is part of Corning’s previ..

Atlantic Broadband to Acquire FiberLight's South Florida Fiber Network

Atlantic Broadband has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the entire South Florida fiber network from FiberLight, LLC, an industry leader in providing high-performance fiber-optic network solutions. Upon completion of the agreement, Atlantic Broadband will add approximately 350 route miles to..

Novacap to Acquire Horizon Telcom

Novacap TMT, one of Canada’s leading private equity firms, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Horizon Telcom, a premier provider of fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services operating primarily in Ohio. Under the terms of the agreement, Novacap will acquire the..

Report: Active Optical Cabling Market to Reach $7.4 Billion by 2023

According to a new report published by Communications Industry Researchers, “Active Optical Cables: Markets and Opportunities, 2018-2027,” revenues from active optical cables (AOCs) will reach $7.4 billion worldwide by 2023. Key findings from the report include: Much of the growth for AOCs will ..

RCN/Grande Officially Acquires Wave Broadband

RCN/Grande, a nationwide broadband service platform controlled by TPG Capital, today closed its previously announced $2.37 billion acquisition of Wave Broadband. Under the terms of the acquisition, Wave will continue to operate as a branded entity, headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. “By combini..

Cable ONE Business to Build Fiber-Optic Ethernet Network for Arizona Education Service Agency

Cable ONE Business today announced that it has been awarded a contract to build a new 1 gigabit fiber-optic Wide Area Network (WAN) with Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) for the Yavapai County Education Service Agency, which encompasses more than 50 schools and libraries and 100 businesses within Yav..

Tampnet Selects GTT for Low Latency Transatlantic Connectivity

GTT Communications, Inc. today announced that Tampnet has selected GTT’s optical transport services to connect its offshore telecommunication assets in the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico. Tampnet serves more than 240 oil and gas platforms, floating production storage and offloading units, and explorat..

Frontier Communications Exceeds Major Broadband Milestone

Frontier Communications Corporation today announced it exceeded its 2017 Connect America Fund (CAF) milestones in each of the 29 states it serves, reaching over 45 percent of its eligible households under the FCC’s CAF program. In addition to new broadband access, over 900,000 households experienced..

C Spire Plans Broadband Expansion in Another Mississippi Town

C Spire will hold a meeting in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on Jan. 26, 2018 to educate area business owners about the opportunity to get Gigabit speed internet access for their businesses at the lowest price available in the U.S.  An earlier Dec. 8 meeting was cancelled due to inclement weather. ..

XKL's eVolocity Platform Provides Protection and Efficiency Gains to Subsea Cable Operators

XKL LLC, a leading provider of optical networking solutions, has introduced a subsea cabling solution that facilitates an optical protection scheme with protected LAN PHY links, DWDM links, or both, all in a single platform. Subsea cable providers can use the innovative eVolocity platform to max..

Zayo Acquires Optic Zoo Networks

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. today announced it has acquired Vancouver-based Optic Zoo Networks for CAD $31 million. Optic Zoo owns and operates high-capacity fiber in Vancouver and has achieved a significant penetration of customers, with a focus on the digital media sector. The transaction strengthe..

SippTech and SAK Construction Enter Into Exclusive National Installer Agreement

SIPP Technologies LLC (SippTech) today announced it has reached an agreement with SAK Construction LLC (SAK) for exclusive installation rights of its SippSteel™ robotic lining technology. Pursuant to the agreement, SAK is now the sole national installation contractor for SippTech’s multidimensional,..

Aqua Comms Joins Consortium Building North Atlantic Subsea Cable System

Aqua Comms DAC, the operator of Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fiber-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, announced it has joined the HAVFRUE consortium, which will own and operate a new subsea cable system connecting New Jersey to Ireland and Denmark, with connectivity optio..