Fiber Network Planning & Design

Fiber Network Planning & Design

   

 

 

 

 

 

Our Team.

Broadband is an essential service that directly impacts a community’s economic vitality. Much like the nation’s interstate highway system, broadband allows communities to effectively participate in a global economy that relies on cloud and online connectivity.

JSI has been advising clients on the deployment of communications and technology services for 60 years. Our 100+ consultants include experts in engineering, financial analysis, market assessment, capitalization, regulatory, and deployment services. The diversity of our team allows us to provide a turn-key set of solutions to assist your organization as it builds a robust broadband network.

A prerequisite for a successful project is a well-thought-out and agreed-upon plan. To avoid costly delays and mistakes, the more variables that can be identified and addressed the better. Experience plays a major role in knowing what potential issues could arise, what effects they may have, and how best to handle them. Communication is key to ensure that goals and deadlines are defined and achievable.

The design process builds upon the plan by digging deeper into quantifiable elements such as potential facility sizes and placement locations, subscriber counts, utilization of existing assets, and other applicable project elements to generate initial cost estimates and illustrative documentation such as design maps and diagrams.

 

Our Services.

To learn more about the range of essential services that our team offers, please select any of the service groupings listed below.

Broadband Network Mapping
Feasibility & Economic Studies
High-Level Design
Environmental Assessment & Clearance
Project Management
Preparation of Plans & Specifications
Our engineers draw on their decades of experience designing broadband networks to accurately capture the capital investment necessary to meet your service objectives, based on the optimal mix of technologies for the service environment.
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Broadband projects are both capital-intensive and lostically complex undertakings. Deploying a new and largely uknown technology or business can be daunting. Therefore, the first step of any broadband project should be to determine the overall feasibility of that project.
While preparing a feasibility study, JSI's team of experts work closely with their client to develop the most cost-effective approach to designing and implementing a fiber-optic network, including the necessary elements that could go into the development of a grant or a loan. The second part of this process is the development of a market assessment. Our team employs a range of tools to accurately gauge your project's market share potential, including
• FCC reporting data
• Research and market share reports from leading market research firms
• Direct survey instruments
• Demand aggregation toolsets
• Demand data from the hundreds of broadband providers we serve The third part of this assessment requires JSI to determine the financial feasibility of the proposed project. Our powerful purpose-built financial models allow us not only to conduct highly insightful and accurate analysis, but also to provide a practical budgetary and operational roadmap to help guide a client's broadband deployment project.
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A prerequisite for a successful project is a considerate plan that has been agreed to by all of the relevant parties.
To avoid costly delays and mistakes, the more variables that can be identified and addressed, the better. Experience plays a significant role in knowing which of a range of potential issues might arise, what their effect might be, and how best to handle them. The design process builds on the initial plan by digging deeper into the quatifiable elements of the project – including potential facility sites and placement locations, subscriber counts, utilization of existing assets, and other applicable aspects of the project – to generate inital cost estimates and illustrative documentation, such as maps and diagrams.
For additional information on our Fiber Network Planning & Design services, simply clickhere to be connected with a senior member of our team.
The widespread availability of modern telecommunications and broadband connectivity must not come at the expense of unnecessary environmental or archaeological impact.
Plants, animals, and insects do not concern themselves with how their presence in an area may or may not upset the well-laid plans of your fiber-optic construction project. Archaeological sites are a fragile and irreplaceable window into understanding our past, and must be addressed carefully, respectfully, and avoided entirely if possible. Wetlands pose specific challenges. Projects funded by federal programs and loans are required to adhere to a comprehensive set of rules intended to protect and preserve critical habitat, historical structures, and cultural areas. Our team meets these challenges head-on, coordinating with all of the relevant agencies to ensure your project receives the green light to proceed.
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Project management (including test and acceptance services) serves not only to satisfy contract requirements but also to enhance clients' peace of mind by incorporating checks and balances into the project, ensuring that everything that is supposed to get done is, in fact, completed, and that the final product meets or exceeds contract specifications. Contract administration also includes the preparation of all necessary closeout documents upon project completion.
For additional information on our Fiber Network Planning & Design services, simply clickhere to be connected with a senior member of our team.
The components of the plans and specifications vary depending upon the task at hand, and they are tailored to the target audience and contract type. Plans and specifications spell out in clear and unambiguous terms how the work is to be performed, designate responsibilities between the relevant contractor or vendor and the owner, and provide all of the necessary prints, maps, schematics, diagrams, and other graphical representations so that everyone involved knows what they are tasked to do.
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Staking
Right-of-Way, Permitting & Easements
Detailed Designs
Contract Administration
Construction Oversight
Acceptance & Compliance Testing
Field Engineering is the process whereby our experienced Outside Plant engineers canvas a project area making observations and taking measurements to determine the physical placement of new facilities. This information is recorded on construction drawings (traditionally referred to as Staking Sheets), which provide a pictorial representation of the project for subsequent construction crews. The construction drawings include a detailed bill of materials, from which overall unit totals and estimated project costs are derived.
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It would be a convenient world if space were always set aside for the construction of communication facilities everywhere human beings have chosen to live. In the real world, however, the situation is not so straightforward. Public agencies and private entities have legal ownership, stewardship authority, or other interest literally everywhere. Having a dedicated team on your side that understands the issues and can be counted on to follow through the various processes to obtain the necessary permits, easements, and other documents for your project is invaluable. It only takes one missing permit to slam the brakes on a project, or one unhappy property owner to land your company in litigation. JSI has a team of professionals that focus exclusively on right-of-way and associated issues, and they often take on the daunting task of ensuring that all of the boxes are checked on every proposed construction route for our clients.
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Deploying a viable broadband solution requires the effective blend of strategic and tactical planning and rigorous nuts-and-bolts coordination.
Our deployment solutions, which are comprehensive and informed by decades of experience across hundreds of clients, include:
• Product positioning and pricing
• Administrative and service delivery platform sourcing
• Detailed network engineering design
• Contractor and vendor selection and management
• Construction project management, inspection, and as-builts
• Core ISP headend equipment (routers, servers, IP addresses, and internet transit/peering upstream connections)
• Brand building, community communication, marketing, and PR Subsidiary Establishment Capitalization Sourcing and Optimization Regulatory Compliance
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Contract Administration duties vary depending upon the type of contract, but in general terms, they will include keeping track of construction or installation progress, preparing all necessary progress reports, processing any change orders and contract amendments, and ensuring that all parties adhere to the terms and conditions of the contract.
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JSI’s construction oversight and supervision services ensure that your project is built in accordance with the relevant plans and specifications. Our personnel will also document any issues that arise during construction, accurately track construction unit totals, and serve as a liaison between you and the construction company. Our construction supervision personnel also compile final as-built documentation for the project. While construction supervision services are required for most RUS-funded projects, we strongly recommend these services for all projects, as they serve as a vital quality control throughout the construction process.
For additional information on our Fiber Network Planning & Design services, simply clickhere to be connected with a senior member of our team.
Project Management (including test and acceptance services) not only serve to satisfy contract requirements but also enhance client peace of mind by incorporating checks and balances into the project, ensuring that everything that is supposed to get done actually does, and that the final product meets or exceeds contract specifications. Contract administration also includes the preparation of all necessary closeout documents upon project completion.
For additional information on our Fiber Network Planning & Design services, simply clickhere to be connected with a senior member of our team.