Road Runner Planning & Consulting/PAFIBER.COM Begin Negotiations to Install 360 Miles of Fiber Optic Cable Along The Pennsylvania Turnpike.PITTSBURGH, Feb. 29 /PRNewswire/ --
Road Runner Planning & Consulting/PAFIBER.COM (1) (Computer Output Microfilm) Creating microfilm or microfiche from the computer. A COM machine receives print-image output from the computer either online or via tape or disk and creates a film image of each page. has commenced negotiations with The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) was created in 1937 to construct, finance, operate and maintain the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The commission consists of five members. Four members are appointed by the Governor of Pennsylvania. to install a fiber optic network along its right-of-way. The initial phase of the project will provide the Turnpike Commission with its own Fiber Optic Cable Noun 1. fiber optic cable - a cable made of optical fibers that can transmit large amounts of information at the speed of light
fibre optic cable
transmission line, cable, line - a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power Network covering the 360 miles of the turnpike from Ohio to New Jersey.
"We have assembled an outstanding team of experienced professionals in the telecommunications and construction fields that convey the cutting edge of developing technology. The Networks will use cable and transmission equipment which will be supplied and warranted by Lucent Technologies, Inc., an industry leader in fiber optic networks," said Gary Reinert, president of PAFIBER.COM. Reinert added, "By using a single supplier for the Networks, we can be assured that all equipment incorporated within the Network is designed and warranted for integrated use and that interface problems will not exist. In addition, since Lucent has total responsibility for maintenance of the Networks, any complication that may occur would be resolved quickly and efficiently."
The network design provided by Lucent Technologies includes state-of-the-art Synchronous Optical Network (networking) Synchronous Optical NETwork - (SONET) A broadband networking standard based on point-to-point optical fibre networks. SONET will provide a high-bandwidth "pipe" to support ATM-based services. (SONET) transmission equipment, configured in a highly reliable self-healing folded ring topology. The SONET equipment is capable of Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) The average time a component works without failure. It is the number of failures divided by the hours under observation.
MTBF - Mean Time Between Failures ) intervals of hundreds of years, and has performance monitoring capabilities that closely track real time system performance. The network is designed in compliance with national telecommunications standards to insure interoperability with the widest variety of communications technologies and will support a broad range of state-of-the-art applications.
The proposal includes three phases for construction and installation of the Networks. During Phase One, raceways will be constructed in approximately 360 miles of the Turnpike's right-of-way for the mainline Turnpike (I-76/276). One forty-eight-fiber cable will be installed in the raceway for the Turnpike Network, along with additional fiber cables for the Commercial Network. This initial phase will take approximately 15 months to complete. Phase Two will occur during the following two years. During Phase Two, the Turnpike's Network will be installed, tested and turned over to the Commission. The raceway along the mainline Turnpike will have the capacity for additional fiber cables. "Preliminary studies indicate these fibers are very marketable and they will be sold or leased for commercial use. Phase Three of the Project will commence in the fourth year and its scope will be determined by the responses from potential customers," said Reinert.
Phase Three includes the expansion of the Networks to the Northeast Extension (I-476) of the Turnpike (which runs from Montgomery County to north of Scranton in Eastern Pennsylvania), the Beaver Valley Expressway (Toll 60), the Amos K. Hutchinson Bypass (Toll 66) and the Mon-Fayette Expressway (Toll 43) all located in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
PAFIBER.COM is a team primarily of Pennsylvania-based companies.
-- Lead respondent, Road Runner Planning & Consulting, a Pittsburgh-based
organization with expertise in organizing, scheduling and managing
field activities for general/electrical construction, will be the
overall Project Manager.
-- A&L, Inc. an unlimited capacity, PennDOT prequalified contractor
located in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania Belle Vernon is a borough located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania along the Monongahela River. The population was 1,211 at the 2000 census. The town is served by the Belle Vernon Area School District, which is actually centered in Rostraver. , has personnel highly
experienced in both highway construction and utility installation.
A&L, Inc. will be the Construction Manager.
-- Lucent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange : LU) designed the Networks. Lucent
Technologies is a leading supplier of fiber optic cable and will
perform all splicing, termination and testing activities with respect
to the fiber optic cable. Lucent is an industry leader in design,
manufacture and installation of transmission equipment. Lucent will
install its transmission equipment and provide maintenance services
for the Networks.
-- Power Contracting, a certified Minority Business Enterprise and
PennDOT prequalified contractor located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
has personnel highly experienced in both highway construction and in
fiber optic installation. Power Contracting will perform excavation,
raceway installation, fiber optic cable installation and other
-- Stargate Industries, LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control , a rapidly growing Pittsburgh-based multi-
state company, will provide marketing and administrative services for
the Commercial Network.
-- GAI GAI General Applet Interface
GAI Giustizia e Affari Interni (Italian)
GAI Global-Tech Appliances Inc
GAI Guild of Architectural Ironmongers
GAI Global Atmospherics Inc
GAI General Ability Index
GAI Great American Insurance Consultants, Inc. an architectural/engineering firm with offices
in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, will provide engineering, geotechnical
and quality control support for the Project.
For additional information on this Project, please visit them on the web at www.pafiber.com.