Pole Loading Misconceptions

Pole loading analysis is a beautiful thing. With all the ongoing small cell projects for 5G wireless, fiber networks powering gigabit internet service, and rural broadband deployment, evaluating existing and proposed conditions accurately is critical. Loading analysis is crucial for these projects not just to keep each pole’s surroundings safe, but also to maximize service up time for utilities across the country….

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The Headaches of LiDAR

For my last article, I got a chance to learn a bit more about LiDAR and how our team collected time-of-flight data in the early 2000s. After writing down some pros and cons of LiDAR collection for distribution pole surveys, I got a chance to talk with my boss, Andrew, about the pain points of using a LiDAR…

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