Time Warner Cable Business Class, the commercial arm of Time Warner Cable, serves commercial customers nationwide. Per Time Warner, “The company’s fiber network enables businesses to be connected to a dedicated Internet network that provides speeds that reach 1 gigabyte per second and faster, and have their voice, Ethernet, TV, and video transport solutions delivered over high-bandwidth fiber for increased speed and reliability.” In 2014 the company undertook an ambitious project to expand its fiber network to every commercial address in its service area. TrueNet assisted in this effort in the Carolinas, designing FTTP serving over 14 thousand commercial customers.
Scope of Work
TrueNet field engineers walked-out each assigned commercial area, noting the address and GPS/GeoCoordinates of each establishment. This data was submitted to our National Design Center in Tampa to create a geo-coded map in Google Earth. Businesses were then grouped into logical clusters that could be served by a single Fiber Distribution Hub (FDH). Finally, network designers using Bentley MicroStation created a network design and went through one final Quality Control check by the field. After field sign-off, construction documents were created which involved: 1. Grouping all clusters to be served by a single FDH into a single file along with a BOM and other construction documents; and 2. Creating a detailed splice matrix that showed every customer and the port assignment and path back to the FDH.
Even though the Time Warner involved an extremely compressed time line, TrueNet achieved or exceeded all mandated deadlines and quality goals completing over 1000 miles of Fiber plant design serving more than 14k commercial customers.
TrueNet continues perform work for Time Warner on other projects.