Day: March 6, 2020

The Fiber Optic Association (FOA)

The Fiber Optic Association (FOA) THE FIBER OPTIC Association (FOA) is the international professional society of fiber optics, chartered to promote professionalism in fiber optics through education, certification and standards. FOA is focused on enhancing the competence of the technicians who build the fiber optic networks that connect the world: the Internet, telecommunications systems (wired, wireless …

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Damage Prevention: Legislation or Collaboration?

FOR ALMOST four years of my life, bill S229 seemed to be all I lived and breathed! Working with Senator Grant Mitchell, MP Lloyd Longfield, Parliamentary lawyers, stakeholders and interested parties across the country as we drafted and refined legislative language was a tremendous experience. There were successes and challenges – perhaps none bigger than when …

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Updates on Minnesota’s One Call Law (MS216D)

AS THE SPEED of technology grows, so does the ability to easily submit locate requests. This, in combination with accessibility via mobile devices, results in the growth of ticket volumes year after year. Excavators have the responsibility to comply with One Call laws and dig safely while facility operators are challenged with responding to tickets quickly …

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LSAW: Climate & Weather

Locator Safety & Appreciation Week (LSAW) is a celebration of utility locators’ hard work and an acknowledgment of the hazards they face every day in the field. Locators play crucial and often underappreciated roles in protecting the public and our underground infrastructure. Take some time this week to thank a locator in your life! We’ll …

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MetroNet’s Training Facility Creates a Hightened Culture of Safety

Safety is integral to how we do our job of providing fast, reliable fiber optic internet, phone and television to our customers every single day at MetroNet. We’re revolutionizing the way we do business and we want to invite other telecommunications companies to share in this vision as we grow. MetroNet has a training facility …

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Construction Angels Provide Support to Grieving Families

Construction Angels, a south Florida-based non-profit, was created to facilitate access to financial services and grief counseling for immediate surviving family members of construction workers who have lost their life while working on a jobsite. In 2018, Construction Angels had affiliate chapters in four states. Today there are twelve Construction Angels chapters serving Delaware, Florida, …

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