The need for fiber connectivity in rural America has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly every element of day-to-day life turned virtual. According to a 2021 study from BroadbandNow, there are at least 42 million Americans without access to broadband internet. Access to affordable and reliable broadband in the 21st century is a […]
While every job brings its own unique challenges and obstacles, installing across rough soil and rural terrain pits contractors against the most unpredictable variable yet: Mother Nature.
When it comes to HDD, everyone plays an important role in mitigating damage—from utility locating professionals to equipment manufacturers. However, one of the most thorough steps in the process toward mitigating damage and risk is exposing utilities. This is done for a few key reasons.
Locating and identifying underground utilities and hazards is key to prevent strikes and mitigate damage.
While it truly takes a village to keep HDD crews safe, the first step to limiting risk and damage is a well prepared jobsite.
The Ditch Witch organization, a Charles Machine Works Company, introduced the new MT9 microtrencher attachment, designed to improve productivity and to reduce the cost-per-foot on small fiber jobsites.
The proliferation of the fiber build-out has resulted in a boom for installation projects across the country. While these projects often occur in densely populated urban areas, other areas of the country are also taking advantage of this technology.
Fiber deployments across North America are on the rise as individuals and businesses clamor for high-speed and more reliable access to the Internet to placate their Netflix needs or to conduct day-to-day business in today’s digital world.
Microtrenching system helps operators boost productivity and reduce costs on the job To help power and fiber-optic cable contractors reliably and efficiently use microtrenching for cable installation, Ditch Witch® has introduced the MT26 microtrencher. The attachment is part of a complete microtrenching system, along with the Ditch Witch RT80 ride-on trencher and HX75 vacuum excavator. […]
Internet users are demanding instantaneous, high-speed internet connections more than ever. Due to this growing trend, fiber installation is rapidly increasing as carriers scramble to bring fiber-optic cable connections directly to homes, businesses, government facilities and educational institutions across the country.