Dig Once? Underground conduits for electricity and broadband fiber together?

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    • August 22, 2021 at 5:32 pm #1381

      Should we encourage the city of Ann Arbor to implement “Dig Once” policies?

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      August 22, 2021 at 5:32 pm #1404

      This contact page has clickable links for Ann Arbor city government elected officials’ phone numbers and emails. Please call or email them and tell them we can save a ton of money with a “Dig Once” policy!

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      August 22, 2021 at 5:32 pm #1498

      From the Global Smart Cities Alliance:

      The ‘Dig Once’ policy has three broad areas of relevance:

      1. New builds and developments: ensuring alignment between public and private sector constructors, utility companies, and connectivity providers to install conduits (and connectivity) during the construction phase. This will guarantee that all future developments are connected-up, ensuring that future-proofed ‘in-ground’ connectivity is installed once-only.
      2. Existing builds and other assets: enabling coordination between utility companies and connectivity providers during highways and street works, and other major infrastructure projects – thereby reducing the need for multiple excavations; and allowing efficient installation of conduits and connectivity, including ensuring the provision of all necessary conduits and simple retrofitting.
      3. Delivering multi-purpose connectivity: conduits have historically played a key role in delivering wired connectivity. However, with next-generation wireless connectivity (including 5G, IoT and new WiFi technologies), conduits will play a key role in providing the power and connectivity infrastructure needed – in addition to continuing to enable wired connectivity. A ‘Dig Once’ policy will drive and support the rollout of these crucial conduits.

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