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ElecComm Begins Fiber Splicing for the Open Cape Project

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 04, 2012

ElecComm splice crews commenced fiber splicing on the Open Cape Project. Crews are installing fiber optic cable ends into Coyote splice enclosures. The cable ends will be butt spliced together in order to complete the main run or backbone cable for the project. Each splice location needs to have a 144 fiber strands fusion spliced together. Once the backbone is complete, work will begin on laterals – connecting municipal buildings, businesses , and communication hubs.

Picture of Splice TrayDisplays ID tag showing directions of the cable is going. This cable routes towards Fall River.Picture of fiber splice tray which hold the strands of fiber secure and neat. Each fiber  tray holds 48 fusion splices.  Technicians complete three splice trays for a total of 144 fusion splices per location.Display of a Coyote aerial splice enclosure.  Splice enclosures are an air tight container that helps keep the fibers strands and fusion splices dry and clean.
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ECC Has Installed 50 Miles of ADSS Fiber Optic Cable Since Awarded the Open Cape Project in 2011

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 25, 2012

ElecComm was awarded the Open Cape Project in 2011 and since then has installed 50 miles of ADSS fiber optic cable. The backbone will run from Brockton Mass to Provincetown and the other run will go from Providence, Rhode Island to Provincetown, Massachusetts. Once the backbone is installed Open Cape will install lateral cables that will run into customer space to provide them with service.

ElecComm was also awarded a Fiber to the tower project for Lightower. This project encompasses all ADSS fiber being placed in the power space on the utility poles. ElecComm performs many tasks such as pole transfers, rebuilds, plant extensions, fusion splicing, mass fusion splicing and 24 hour restoration response for Utility companies.

Need more information? Contact ElecComm by clicking here or call 866-466-2931.


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