Day: March 8, 2021

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many events have rescheduled or transitioned to a virtual event.  Be sure to verify the status of all events you are planning to attend. March 2021 1-5 (V) NSC Congress & Expo 2,3 Minnesota Rural Electric Association Annual Meeting and Trade Show (St. Paul, MN) (V) 2021 TechAdvantage 4 (V) …

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MISS UTILITY’S DIG SMART AWARDS

Miss Utility Recognizes Outstanding Contractors in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Miss Utility of Maryland/District One Call recently recognized the winners of the 2019-2020 Dig Smart Awards. Miss Utility’s annual Dig Smart Awards was established more than 20 years ago to promote underground utility safety and recognize contractors who steadily work toward damage prevention. The award …

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Rushworth loses internet and phone connection due to underground cable being cut

UPDATE: Telstra regional general manager Steve Tinker said services to Rushworth, Stanhope, Girgarre and Carag Carag were restored about 3.30pm on March 3. “If anyone is still having problems with their service they should contact Telstra so we can investigate,” he said. “This is also a really important reminder to anyone undertaking digging activities to …

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KNOWING WHAT’S BELOW WITH A PASSION TO SERVE, DEDICATON TO SAFETY, AND A “Bit” OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Virginia811 embraces its role within damage prevention and the protection of underground utilities with a “passion to serve, dedication to safety.” This, in short, is Virginia811’s mantra, its mission, its core. Striving to provide exceptional service with a relentless pursuit to produce high quality, accurate, locate requests, the Notification Center is driven to protect life …

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WHEN TIMING IS OF THE ESSENCE

WHEN TRYING TO BEAT THE CANADIAN WINTER, RELIABLE EQUIPMENT AND EFFECTIVE PLANNING HELP TO COMPLETE A CHALLENGING WATERLINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT. Due to the frequent early onset of winter, underground construction projects in the Canadian Rocky Mountains are often cut short. For many contractors, the combination of working against winter’s arrival and the difficult ground conditions …

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INDUSTRY NEWS

SOUTH CAROLINA INVESTS $50M IN BROADBAND EXPANSION South Carolina has invested $50 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds in broadband expansion, providing mobile internet access to 92,000 student households and expanding broadband service to more than 25,000 homes, businesses and schools. Broadband supports several functions that increasingly have become indispensable during the COVID-19 pandemic, including …

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Social Media

WHAT’S TRENDING Follow these companies on Facebook Women in Utilities, A podcast by Madhavi Shankarling A monthly podcast to showcase women who work in energy and utilities. Their stories, their advice and their perspective on the future of the industry. The first episode features Dr. Lindsay Jenkins, Vice President of Strategy and Technical Operations at …

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