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Fiber Backbone

Critical Communications Infrastructure: Fiber Backbone

TOP Engineers provides design services to an electric utility organization for their critical communications infrastructure backbone. The program began with a Master Plan, moved into a Pilot Project for a demonstration of deliverables, and then into a comprehensive multi-year System Implementation Program to implement a backbone network of fiber to efficiently connect over fifty (50) substations. 


TOP teamed with the utility to ascertain their immediate and long term needs. We engaged in the development of a Master Plan including a complete bill of materials, phased budget and implementation plan to meet their overall goals. We conducted field surveys, performed make-ready assessments, and analyzed and determined routing and facility entry requirements for the development of detailed engineering packages. All these efforts supported the development of a comprehensive bill of materials, prioritization of phases, establishment of budgetary requirements, and production of construction estimates. 


Implementation of this project has drawn on TOP’s extensive knowledge of the Electric Distribution Overhead and Underground Standards. TOP was brought into the project for our experience with critical infrastructure in the Utility Industry, extensive experience with Fiber Infrastructure, and understanding of the NESC standards for Utility Pole contacts. TOP has worked with utility engineers to establish internal standards for the deployment of fiber optic cable in every aspect of their infrastructure. 


TOP has completed the Master Plan and the Pilot Project and is currently involved in development of the Detailed Engineering Design of each of the phased projects. 

Additional TOP Projects: Fiber Backbone and Fiber to the Home (FTTH)

TOP Engineers provides design services to an electric utility organization for their critical communications infrastructure backbone and their Fiber to the Home (FTTH) program.