Fiber Construction

Westelcom is constantly expanding, building fiber and adding segments to our network. Our outside plant construction group is comprised of highly experienced individuals backed by our own in-house engineering services that permits, builds, maintains and monitors our fiber optic networks.
Westelcom has the necessary equipment to build, repair, and maintain our fiber networks. Our equipment includes bucket trucks, splice trailers, boring machines, fiber meters, fiber detectors, optical time domain reflectometers (OTDR), and wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) testing equipment.  We also maintain an inventory of outside fiber optic cable and the various insurance coverages needed to handle all types of construction, including rail and highway crossings.
Fiber projects can be complex and composed of many different types of tasks. Westelcom is your fiber construction partner and will manage the entire project for you. Westelcom’s Total Solution can include:
  • Needs assessment
  • Detailed engineering: locate existing fiber, fiber joints, type and size of fiber, optimal routes
  • Determine and obtain needed permits
  • Deal with “make ready” items that include relocation of lines, equipment, additional routes, environmental change, and costs
  • Identify premise entry locations
  • Monitor construction: above and below ground
  • Install premise equipment
  • Connect fiber to premise equipment
  • Test, tune, go live and support
  • Turn up services, i.e. telephone, data transit and Internet access
  • Splicing trailer with generator