When you have needs for high speed internet connections between your locations, you are likely looking for dark fiber. At the same time, you are likely to be concerned with issues of accessibility, cost, and security.

Users within an AiNET data center directly cross-connect at multi Gigabit speeds all locations on our DC/MD/VA dark fiber rings. For those in other locations, we offer cross-connections to our main rings to take advantage of our existing infrastructure. We handle the complexity, so you don’t have to.

This means you can focus on your core business, and not worry about how your data and information gets where it needs to go.

AiNET’s fiber connectivity is a customized solution. It is a cost-effective way and highly scalable way to connect your building locations securely and efficiently. We offer fiber network builds and fiber OSP construction.

AiNET owns & operates thousands of fiber-route-miles of networks and is continuously building and expanding to meet additional needs. These paths can be used for capacity, redundancy and back-up planning with provable diversity.

How Our Fiber Connectivity Can Help You

Fiber Network Builds

For all project sizes, including on the state-level, throughout the mid-Atlantic region, AiNET’s fiber construction arm provides Outside Plant Engineering, Permitting and Inspectors for:

  • Site Surveys
  • GIS / GPS Mapping
  • Manholes, Conduits
  • Directional Bore, Trenching
  • Poleline, Aerial Attachment and Underground Engineering
  • Fiber Optic Cable
  • Systems Integration
  • Network Operation & Maintenance

Underground Field Engineering

AiNET performs manual and mechanized measurements to document the placement of below-grade utilities and structures. A focus is placed upon objects within the public right-of-way to include, but not limited to: underground utilities, surface mounted pedestals, poles, and pull box covers.

Underground field engineering requires determining grade elevations in relation to below-surface obstructions. Upon complete documentation of existing field conditions, locations are selected to place new manholes, handholes, pedestals, conduits, and cables. The effort includes the incorporating parameters provided by local permitting agencies and clients needs.

All field documentations and proposed additions must also comply with National Electric Codes.

Ground Penetrating Radar Survey

Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is a geophysical method that uses radar pulses to image the subsurface. This nondestructive method uses electromagnetic radiation in the microwave band (UHF/VHF frequencies) of the radio spectrum, and detects the reflected signals from subsurface structures. GPR can be used in a variety of media, including rock, soil, ice, fresh water, pavements and structures. It can detect objects, changes in material, and voids and cracks.

This method of survey allows the development of underground “as-builts” to avoid duplication and risk to the existing cable plant.

Aerial Field Engineering

AiNET performs manual and mechanized measurements to document the placement of above-grade utilities and structures. A focus is placed upon objects which reside in the public right-of-way to include, but not limited to: utility poles, anchors, surface mounted pedestals, and pull box covers. Aerial field engineering requires documenting the owner(s) of utility poles and applying the parameters for attachment proposals. The placement of the pole within the public right of way also is recorded. The task continues with measuring the attachment height of each cable and other hardware. Additional, it is necessary to record linear distances between poles and mid-span clearances of the existing utilities. All field documentations and proposed additions must also comply with National Electric Codes.

Site Engineering

Among other site engineering tasks, AiNET will:

  • Perform an evaluation of a private property and buildings whereby a new cable/conduit presence is anticipated.
  • Evaluate penetration points of existing conduit or the need for new conduit entries.
  • Evaluate conduit pathways for plenum and non-plenum environments.
  • Record node rooms for, power, air conditioning, ceiling height, and floor or wall space for termination racks.

Drafting and Other Software

AiNET utilizes Autodesk’s Autocad 2011 drafting software to create construction drawings. ArcView GIS Software allows for the creation of shape files in NAD 83 for export to GIS mapping software. Trimble Terrasync GeoXH Data collector is used for GSP surveys. These enable GIS data to be processed and converted to a variety of formats including DXF and shape files. Other CAD capabilities include scanning and digitizing of existing road plans, maps and creation of elevation profiles.

 

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Fiber OSP Construction

AiNET builds dark fiber and other cable systems in some of the toughest environments in the country. Government facilities, historical districts (see sample), and other tough regulatory areas are our specialty. Trust AiNET to specify the job and complete it correctly. The first time. Every time. For all fiber implementation projects of all sizes, AiNET’s fiber construction group provides Outside/Inside Plant Construction, Engineering, Permitting and Inspectors for:

  • Site Surveys
  • High precision GIS / GPS Mapping
  • Manholes, Conduits, Microducting
  • Outside Plant Security Engineering
  • Directional Bore, Trenching, Microtrenching
  • Poleline and Underground Engineering
  • Fiber Optic Cable including Loose Tube & Ribbon and High Thread Count
  • Systems Integration
  • Network Operation & Maintenance
  • Building Permitting and Inspectors
  • Lateral, Demarcation (DMARC), Risers
  • Outside/Inside Plant Engineering

Underground Field Engineering AiNET performs manual and mechanized measurements to document the placement of below-grade utilities and structures. A focus is placed upon objects within the public right-of-way to include, but not limited to: underground utilities, surface mounted pedestals, poles, and pull box covers. Underground field engineering requires determining grade elevations in relation to below-surface obstructions. Upon complete documentation of existing field conditions, locations are selected to place new manholes, handholes, pedestals, conduits, and cables. The effort includes incorporating parameters provided by local permitting agencies and clients’ needs. All field documentations and proposed additions will comply with National Electric Codes and appropriate local jurisdictions. Outside Plant Security Engineering Is your infrastructure secure? If your manholes aren’t locked or welded, the answer is no. With the increased threat concerns of cyber espionage and cyber security measures taking larger portions of planning, AiNET can significantly enhance your communications network’s security. AiNET can provide locking and/or welded manhole covers to provide additional protection to underground and concrete-encased conduits. Automatic sensors and electronic intrusion detection including micro-bend measurement can calculate and isolate tampering / sabotage to within seconds (to millimeter accuracy). For the highest security infrastructure for military, and secure operations, trust AiNET for your Outside Plant Security Engineering. Ground Penetrating Radar Survey Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is a geophysical method that uses radar pulses to image the subsurface. This nondestructive method uses electromagnetic radiation in the microwave band (UHF/VHF frequencies) of the radio spectrum, and detects the reflected signals from subsurface structures. GPR can be used in a variety of media, including rock, soil, ice, fresh water, pavements and structures. It can detect objects, changes in material, and voids and cracks. This method of survey allows the development of underground “as-builts” to avoid duplication and risk to the existing cable plant. Pole Line Field Engineering AiNET performs manual and mechanized measurements to document the placement of above-grade utilities and structures. Aerial field engineering requires documenting the owner(s) of utility poles and applying the parameters for attachment proposals. The placement of the pole within the public right of way also is recorded. The task continues with measuring the attachment height of each cable and other hardware. Additionally, it is necessary to record linear distances between poles and mid-span clearances of the existing utilities. All field documentations and proposed additions must also comply with National Electric Codes. Site Engineering Among other site engineering tasks, AiNET will:

  • Perform an evaluation of a private property and buildings whereby a new cable/conduit presence is anticipated.
  • Evaluate penetration points of existing conduit or the need for new conduit entries.
  • Evaluate conduit pathways for plenum and non-plenum environments.
  • Record node rooms for, power, air conditioning, ceiling height, and floor or wall space for termination racks.

Drafting and Other Software AiNET utilizes Autodesk’s Autocad 2012 drafting software to create construction drawings. ArcView GIS Software allows for the creation of shape files in NAD 83 for export to GIS mapping software. Trimble Terrasync GeoXH Data collector is used for GSP surveys. These enable GIS data to be processed and converted to a variety of formats including DXF and shape files. Other CAD capabilities include scanning and digitizing of existing road plans, maps and creation of elevation profiles.

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