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A Year in Review: Field Asset Management and Joint Use in 2016 The Highlights, Lessons Learned and Big Trends that Emerged During the Past Year

As tempting as it is to see the start of a new year as a fresh beginning – an opportunity to forge ahead with new resolutions, new plans and exciting new initiatives – it’s also important to take a look back. To consider all that the utility and...

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Ashley Little
. 01.10.2017

Topics: Field Asset Management, Infrastructure Asset Management, Outside Plant Services

Winning Strategies: How Some Companies are Turning Field Asset Management into an Efficient Money-Maker [Part 1]

In the past, when companies were regulated entities, they could operate under a cost-plus business model that allowed them to earn profits on top of asset investments. Under this approach, the primary focus was to contain expenses. However, with...

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Ashley Little
. 12.6.2016

Topics: Field Asset Management, Outside Plant Services

Highlight on IoT: What Does the Internet of Things Mean for Fixed Asset Management? (Part 1 of 3)

If you haven't yet been captivated by the complex and exciting potential of “The Internet of Things,” I imagine you soon will. At its most basic level, the Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the ability for any devices to be connected to the...

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Ashley Little
. 11.1.2016

Topics: Joint Use Asset Management, Outside Plant Services

The Players' Perspectives: The Pros and Cons of "One Touch Make Ready"

The FCC legislation that regulates utility poles has been in place for the past 20 years. Recent "One Touch Make Ready" municipal ordinances challenging this standing legislation are an attempt to update the current laws to ease the deployment of...

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Katie Shaddix
. 10.25.2016

Topics: Regulatory, Utility Asset Management, Outside Plant Services

Today’s Joint Use Takes a Village: Teaming Up to Dig Through a Backlog

Joint use issues have made the news lately as incumbent carriers, pole owners, and the “new kids on the block” butt heads. Recent entrants into the market such as Google Fiber are pushing for “One Touch Make Ready” polices. Their argument stems...

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Ashley Little
. 10.11.2016

Topics: Regulatory, Utility Asset Management, Outside Plant Services

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10 Critical Reasons to Conduct Utility Pole Inspections