LAWRENCE, Kan., Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bear Communications, LLC today announced they have secured a long term, 1000-mile fiber optic network construction project with Huntsville Utilities in Huntsville, Alabama. Under the terms of the three-year contract, Bear Communications will provide aerial and underground construction services in the deployment of the fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network.
Huntsville Utilities is preparing for the future of the utility industry by installing a fiber optic network to operate their electric, water and natural gas systems. In addition to capacity for the operation of the utility infrastructure, the network design includes excess capacity known as "dark fiber" which will be available for lease to other commercial and public entities to provide services and transfer data. "After a thorough vetting process, Huntsville Utilities selected Bear Communications as the fiber network construction contractor for the fiber network expansion project," said Stacy Cantrell, Vice President of Engineering at Huntsville Utilities.
Bear Communications is a premier provider of permanently outsourced infrastructure services to the wireline and wireless telecommunications, broadband cable and FTTP/x industries throughout the United States. "We are exceptionally proud of securing this award from Huntsville Utilities given the steep competition of over fifteen (15) competing companies," said Lance Addison, President and COO of Bear Communications. "We believe Bear's proven track record of participation and successful completion of FTTP network construction projects in places such as Kansas City, Nashville and Cleveland was a contributing factor to our selection."
About Huntsville Utilities
Huntsville Utilities is a municipally-owned, not for profit utility serving over 183,000 electric, 94,000 water and 52,000 natural gas customers in Madison County, Alabama. Organized in 1940, Huntsville Utilities is comprised of three separate systems which operate under three Boards appointed by the City Council of Huntsville.
Bear Communications is a leading Engineering, Construction, Procurement and Fulfillment communications infrastructure services company operating throughout the United States across a range of Tier 1 and 2 communication network operators. The company was founded in 2001 and has become one of the nation's largest providers of employee based professionals that support wireline, wireless communication network construction, engineering, maintenance, upgrade and fulfillment services.
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