Remember when having an in-home Internet connection was considered a luxury? These days, we use the Internet for almost everything. We use it to do on-line research, to on-line shop, to stream videos and games, and to communicate with loved ones who live far-away. The Internet is even how a lot of people watch TV, now a days! Advances in Internet connectivity have also changed our work and workplaces. A few short years ago, it was uncommon to bring home large amounts of work because we couldn’t do much away from “The Computer.” Today, it’s commonplace to do work at home, or even work from your house. Plus, who hasn’t participated in a Go-to-Meeting or Skype call at some point in their career, by now?
So, it should come as no surprise that companies like Google, CenturyLink, Verizon, and many other telecommunication companies are making a strategic push to bring faster internet connections, with networks boasting up to 1-gigabite speeds, to our homes. There is a strong demand for Fiber to the Home (FTTH) networks because consumers and businesses alike require the ability to transfer large amounts of data quickly and better use next generation technology which require less data interference and degradation then what our old copper based infrastructures can provide.
Outside of making it easier for us to connect with one another, and do our work from home, there is also an economic component associated with Fiber to the Home (FTTH) networks. A new study released by the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council and conducted by the Analysis Group, estimates communities with gigabit Fiber to the Home (FTTH) networks realized approximately a 1.4 billion dollar increase to their GDP after the gigabit network deployment. The study examined 55 communities, spread across 9 states, with gigabit Fiber to the Home optic networks. The study found that a newly deployed gigabit Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network helps communities not only through direct infrastructure development, but, also, because of new occupational activities and new production gains that gigabit networks can help facilitate.
B. Jackson Construction has been a well-respected leader in telecommunication construction since 1997. We’ve worked with companies like Google Fiber and Utopia, among many, many others, to complete numerous large scale FTTH projects. We offer a wide range of in-house services typically not found within the same company. This gives our client(s) full control of project schedules, workflow, and final restoration. In today’s demanding telecommunications construction environment this is essential for a safely built, quality insured, and successful project.
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