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Underground Vaults: Out of Sight But Not Out of Reach for Bootlegs

Utility poles are visible, tangible assets—40 feet of hard to forget wood towering above ground. Exposed and often installed in remote areas, it is easy to imagine bootleg attachers finding their way onto them, and creating potential violations...

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Ashley Little
. 06.25.2014

Topics: telecommunications asset management, Conduit Inventory & Inspection

Conduit Horrors: Five Scary Reasons to Check Your Vaults

They may not be as visible as the typical utility pole, but underground vaults are a vital—and often overlooked—link in the utility service chain.

We may walk over them every day, but it does not pay to neglect them. For example, two major cities...

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Ashley Little
. 04.16.2014

Topics: telecommunications asset management, Conduit Inventory & Inspection

What Lies Beneath: Safety, Security and Underground Vaults

A sniper opened fire on a California substation on a dark night in April of 2013, however, the story began sometime earlier in an underground vault, where telephone lines were cut hours before the substation was fired upon. While grid security in...

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Ashley Little
. 04.11.2014

Topics: telecommunications asset management, Joint Use Asset Management, Conduit Inventory & Inspection

Risks of not properly managing pole/conduit inventory (and the new revenue stream you can create by managing it correctly)

Whether you're managing utility poles, underground utilities, or both, you need to keep careful track of your assets, but how do you track data effectively on that much inventory? It's not like a warehouse, wherein you check inventory once a...

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Ashley Little
. 02.28.2014

Topics: Conduit Inventory & Inspection

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