Backbone Line Projects

EN Communications serves as a valuable source of manpower and talent for backbone fiber construction. Our services include project management, permitting, PE review and seal, make-ready engineering, and a host of other support services. We are your permitting solution provider, enabling you to keep your crews in the field and meet your timelines. Our teams can support your
backbone project through grant coordination, project management, and managing the critical lifecycle of the permitting process.


With advanced modeling tools that provide the most-accurate cost studies and feasibility results, EN Communications will provide a detailed analysis of how your utility can realize a fiber-to-the-premise network with a financial forecast and more to determine project viability.

Our experienced grant writers will help you navigate the waters of grant response, including gathering the necessary documentation, drafting an application, and keeping you abreast of all due dates and open applications. Our experts have applied for and secured over $600 million dollars in grant funding for our clients.

We target, design and apply for grants based on programs that fit your needs and capabilities. EN Communications builds customized grant strategies from a range of federal, regional, and state programs. We’ve built our team with staff that led funding programs at the Federal Communications Commission, Rural Utilities Service, and Economic Development Administration.

EN Communications engineers provide the leadership, planning, and support that give utilities and their telecommunication partners assurance assets are managed for safety, compliance, and optimal performance. With a nationwide presence structured around regional offices, our dedicated program management teams align clients’ needs with national, state, and local statutes. Our engineers are there when you need them, including remote communications technologies, to troubleshoot and deliver solutions in every circumstance.

EN Communications project managers have extensive telecom industry knowledge and experience. Regardless of your project’s size and scope, we can oversee and manage from inception to completion.

We can support your easement acquisition project management teams with expertise in assessing as-built infrastructure from various utilities, such as local municipal utilities, rural electric cooperatives, gas, wind, and solar. ENTRUST supports clients with managing survey teams, organizing projects, and reviewing local, state, and national requirements. Additionally, the EN Communications team can research and analyzes plats, property deeds, and utility infrastructure in order to provide our clients with solid results.

From fiber-optic cable plant designs for urban, rural, and previously deemed “off-grid” service areas, EN Communications engineers can set a project up for success. We deliver designs for SCADA, Smart Grid, and other electric utility services across a fiber-based communications network. With our fiber-optic design, you will have a foundation of accuracy combined with flexibility, being easily and economically accommodative to change orders and redlines.

■ Network and turn up for all projects
■ Design and deployment of data, voice, and internet solutions for member and business services
■ Quality assurance design and implementation
■ PON On Primary design approach using GPON architecture to combine gigabit speeds and the benefits of economies of scale
■ Development of redundancy mechanisms for network reliability and availability

EN Communications has a highly skilled team dedicated to make-ready engineering. We are well-versed in NESC and local PUC requirements and adept at handling the dynamic changes around specific pole owner requirements. Our flexibility yields faster submittal times and cost reductions for our clients.

EN Communications’ broad expertise in ISP and OSP engineering projects ensures that your telecom project benefits from solutions developed in full compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. From underground verification and as-built documentation to aerial planning and construction project management, telecom companies can count on our team to get the job done in a timely manner. Our national network of relationships with power and grid-related utilities and municipalities provides intelligence that helps with the approval across the spectrum of ISP/OSP objectives – including performing feasibility studies, producing engineering drawings for construction and permits, and consulting on implementation.

EN Communications provides professional engineering reviewed and sealed documents for all telecom services as required by local, state, and federal ordinances.

In addition, we understand the importance of keeping your asset tracking systems up to date. Our highly skilled team can convert red-line data provided by your construction team or field data collected by our field crews and turn it into as-built information in many different platforms, including Bentley’s MicroStation, Autodesk’s AutoCAD, ESRI, 3QIS, QGIS, and more.




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