KUDOS from Cherry Helicopters, Inc.

Hello Dameion,

Cherry Helicopters, Inc. has been working with Dustin on a multiple pole replacement for AT&T in San Diego due to a recent wildfire. I thought you might like to know that it is a pleasure working with Dustin and the crew he put together! He is very organized in his work with great attention to detail. He makes our job safer and easier through his efforts. You are very fortunate to have him on your team!

Sincerely,
Greg Mattson
Chief Pilot

Pole Climbing Course a Success!

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HP Communications completed its first ever wood pole climbing course at its new training facility in Corona, CA. Nineteen employees went through the class for certification. Certified HP instructors Rafael Vega Ochoa and Pascual Alvarez led the class. Training Specialist Craig Roberts of TEEX assisted in assessing the inaugural session, giving the training a glowing evaluation.

Utah: Little Cottonwood Canyon Construction Update

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Crews are currently trenching and laying conduit. We are near Snowbird and will continue to move down the canyon. Crews are able to trench approximately 1500 feet a day.

We plan on trenching the Alta entry and parking lot near Gold Miner’s Daughter this week. We will be working on Snowbird Entry 1, 2, and 4 next week.

Expect periodic delays and rolling lane closures from 9 am to 9 pm, Monday – Thursday and 9 am to noon on Fridays. We will have one-way flagging as needed. Crews will be working from 6 am to 9 am but will not impact traffic. Driveways and parking lots will still be accessible during construction.

HP Communications Wins Utah Project

Little Cottonwood Canyon Fiber OpticProject Overview:

Crown Castle, in partnership with UDOT, is installing a new fiber optic cabling and Distributed Antenna System (DAS) on Route 210 in Little Cottonwood Canyon. The system will consist of 5 miles of trenched fiber optic conduit and 11 new antenna poles. HP Communications has been selected as the contractor for the Fiber Optic Project.

The project will bring full-range wireless services to the area including:
* Continuous voice service including 911 emergency services
* High speed data transmission to support smartphones, tablets and other devices

Work anticipated to finish fall 2014

KUDOS from Union Pacific Railroad to Octavio Ramirez

Octavio,

I was happy we have a good rapport that enables us to work together. Your leadership and proactive safety attitude was reflected by your crews. HP Communications demonstrated they have a superior safety program and performed the high level of safety required for working on Union Pacific right of way both at the morning job briefings and in the field. Your crews did their jobs in exemplary fashion with safety first and foremost, stopping the line when there was an unsafe situation.

Thanks again for your dedication to safety and look forward to working with you in the future.
Tim Neumaier
Construction Coordinator – Union Pacific Railroad

HP Gone Fishing

Ralph's Big Catch

Ralph’s Big Catch

HP Communications is a family – we work together and we play together. On the most recent team fishing trip, HP Employee Ralph Ochoa caught an opah. VP of Operations, Chris Price reported it to fishdope.com and they posted it on their subscriber fishing report:

9 Mile Bank – Chris reported in catching a big opah while fishing the 9 mile bank. It ate a sardine 60′ down. 1/2 hour fight to land this beast.

Learn more about opah at NOAA’s fishwatch.gov.

 

San Diego Crew Pictured in Local Paper

8/6/2013 From the Ramona Sentinel.com:

Around 8:30 p.m. an AT&T pole on SR-67, just south of Archie Moore Road, dropped about six feet above ground, causing the communication lines to hang low over the highway, said California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Pearlstein. Vehicles traveling on the highway hit the wires and two other utility poles fell. San Diego Gas & Electric said one of those was AT&T’s and the other was a joint AT&T and SDG&E pole.

In a statement to the Sentinel on Thursday, AT&T said: “Our utility poles that fell have since been replaced, and AT&T is currently in the process of restoring service to the area. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.”

Click here to see HP Crews work on a utility pole above the shoulder of State Route 67, just south of Archie Moore Road.

 

HP Communications in the News!

See how HP Communications is helping Sonic.net & Google pave the future of FTTH (Fiber-to-the-home.)

HP Communications employee William Arevalo uses a cable lasher to install fiber optic cable for Santa Rosa Internet provider Sonic.net along Florence Avenue in Sebastopol on Tuesday. Pictured in the article: Sonic brings ultra-fast Internet to Sebastopol

Crew also pictures in this article: 1Gbps fiber for $70—in America? Yup.

KUDOS for Los Angeles employees Joseph Flores & Alex Mendez

Matt/Cory,
My name is Don Wilson. I am from the SNI program support office. I had the pleasure of escorting two of your employees while they were doing a fiber optic splice job for the Sea Range. I wanted to express my pleasure with and appreciation for their professionalism and hard work. We faced several obstacles during the two day event but your crew worked efficiently and completed their task with time to spare. I have expressed my opinions to my supervisors and hope that we can apply for your services on other projects like this that may arise. Please convey my gratitude to your two employees who exceeded the work expectations we have come to accept. The employees
are: Joseph Flores and Alex Menedez.

Respectfully,

Donald A Wilson
Sea Range Support Specialist

KUDOS for Los Angeles and Orange/Inland in regards to Outage Reponse

Nick, and Chris, allow me to also complement your team on the response last night.  I know there are a few who were out there last night who are not copied, so please make sure that everyone involved last night get’s a big thank you from all of us at Abovenet.

Troy was Johnny on the spot and was there before any of us and had identified the fault, had begun discussions with the city inspector, began the initial investigation and was a huge help in helping us locate and uncover the Manholes.

Raul and Servando who were both helping us earlier in the day with the LA-27 project, both got the site and were ready to splice when the cable was placed.

The fiber and splicing crew from Corona was on site, proofed the spare conduit, and had the fiber placed before either Level 3 or Quest even had fiber on location.

It was a great team effort and we restored service to our customers in a very timely manner considering the severity of the issue.

Kevin Sullivan
City Ops Manager – Abovenet