We offer aerial placement of strand and fiber optic cable, so your community can be better connected.
As consumers across the country are putting pressure on their local utility companies to provide fiber optic service, it is important to understand that you have more than one choice. There are two methods for land-based network fiber optic: underground installation and aerial placement. At GP Associates, Inc., we offer both options so you can take into account the many factors involved.
Aerial placement is an ideal option if you are looking to utilize existing utility poles and you want a system that can be easily modified when it comes time to add additional capacity. While aerial fiber is more susceptible to damage and there may need to be adjustments made to the spacing of your current utility poles based on local, state, and national standards, it is easier and less costly to make emergency repairs with aerial placement of fiber optic cable. Aerial placement also requires a modification to the fiber optic cable in that a support strand is necessary. By using pre-lashed fiber optic cable, the aerial placement is less complex.
We are happy to meet with you to discuss the advantages and drawbacks of aerial placement and begin the process of connecting your community with the many benefits that fiber optic cable has to offer. We also provide aerial placement of strand cable. If you would like more information regarding aerial placement or underground boring installation, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. No job is too small or too large for us to handle to your complete satisfaction. While we are located in North Carolina and serve nearby communities such as Raleigh, North Carolina, we are equipped to serve all points between Florida and Ohio. Call today to learn more.
Common Questions We Receive About Our Aerial Placement Services
If you want to set up a fiber optic network, having the cables installed effectively is one of the most important aspects of the entire project. We are the installer to choose at GP Associates, Inc., and we have answered some of the questions we receive about our aerial placement solutions down below.
When is aerial placement a good option for cable installation?
We recommend aerial placement in situations where existing utility poles need to be used. We also recommend this option if the ground is too uneven or rocky to dig underneath and in cases where additional capacity may need to be added to the network in the near future.
Do you offer underground installation services, too?
Yes! Our professionals will help you determine if aerial placement or underground installation is the right fit for the requirements of your project.
Can you help me decide if aerial placement is a good option for my project?
Yes. Our professionals have years of experience with aerial placement, and we know which features to look for that can contribute to a successful install.
Why should I trust you with this project?
We have decades of experience with fiber optic installation. We are also trusted, reliable, and committed to doing excellent work.
How do I set up a pre-install site inspection?
You can contact us directly to set up a pre-install site inspection for your aerial placement project. At this time, we will also answer any questions about what the rest of the project will entail.