BROOKHAVEN, Miss., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Diversified Technologies, Inc., (SDT), headquartered in Brookhaven, MS is a nationally recognized infrastructure services company involved in a wide variety of large scale fiber optic deployments for several national telecommunications carriers. SDT was recently awarded a major contract to support Contact Networks, Inc. dba Inline in development of their project to build a high speed, next generation fiber network awarded under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.
While most of SDT's widely diversified package of telecommunications services are generally performed individually – the fast pace and demanding nature of the Inline project is allowing SDT to showcase the Integrated Project Delivery method of Project Management. Many carriers and developers utilize the Sequential Delivery Method of building a network, i.e. a) Bidding the design work, b) designing the project, c) applying for permits, d) bidding the construction, e) building the project, etc. involving many disciplines and intermediate steps resulting in an extended completion schedule due to the sequential process.
SDT's Integrated Delivery Process, also known as Turn-Key allows one team to collaborate efforts of all disciplines (engineering/planning, construction, real estate/right-of-way/permitting, testing and implementation) through centralized project management team with expertise in all fields. The end result being a high quality network built on an accelerated schedule within budget constraints.
For Inline this was critical to their business objectives. In July and August of 2010 InLine announced a $20M and $11M Stimulus Grant Award to build a combined 1200 Mile Fiber Network Project to connect hundreds of Schools, Hospitals, and First Responders in Central, Southern and Delta Counties in Mississippi.
The grants are being used to build a high speed next generation fiber network capable of carrying over 50 billion bits per second of information. This network will initially connect schools, hospitals, police stations, and other public institutions at speeds of one gigabit (one billion bits) per second. As an example of the benefits to education, connections of these speeds will allow schools to implement distance learning programs so that students can take courses that would otherwise be unavailable in their districts and take virtual field trips to the Smithsonian, NASA, and beyond.
Charlie Smith, CEO of SDT is quoted as saying, "Our customers are looking for added value in all aspects of their developments, from design to construction and implementation – by combining all of these functions under one umbrella and utilizing the latest in technology and project methodology… we exceed those expectations!"
SDT is a widely diversified telecommunications infrastructure services company. Headquartered in the southeast and providing support on a national basis, SDT provides a wide variety of infrastructure related services, as well as a combination of some or all for a turn-key or "Integrated Project Delivery" approach. Performing a unique blend of Outside Plant Engineering & Construction, Inside Plant Installation and Maintenance, Real Estate, Right of Way, Building and Wireless Services - SDT has been recognized in national forums as a leader in telecommunications infrastructure development, as well as, for utilizing GIS based design, Lidar, Ortho-photography, ESRI, Clearion and a host of proprietary software and data gathering capabilities.
SOURCE Southern Diversified Technologies, Inc.