LSN (Lightspeed Networks)
Oregon & Washington
LSN is one of the Pacific Northwest region’s fastest growing telecommunications companies, providing integrated telecommunications solutions to carriers, education, enterprise business and government customers. These solutions include advanced network transport, access, and productized services in major cities and rural communities throughout Oregon and Washington. Commstructure supports LSN with design and project management of communications infrastructure deployment in Oregon and Washington for backbone rings and lateral connections. Scope of services include field data collection; OSP infrastructure design; construction drawings; ROW permitting; environmental permitting; project management; and records management. Recent project highlights include the design of over 200 miles of aerial and underground backbone and FTTT connectivity of more than 300 wireless communication tower sites upgrading to 4G LTE.
AT&T Metro (Teleport Communications America – TCA)
Oregon & SW Washington
This ongoing project involves the design for AT&T’s Metro Area Network backbone rings and lateral connections. Initially, the route planning, field data collection and design of the network’s backbone routes were conducted. Continuing design work has primarily consisted of lateral builds and building entry connections to new customers and relocation projects. The scope of work includes field data collection; OSP infrastructure design; construction drawing preparation; permitting; project management; as-built and records management. Recent project highlights include installation of over 50 vaults and 25 miles of fiber optic backbone ring to augment the network around the Portland Metro area. In addition, design of connectivity for more than 50 wireless tower sites with aerial and underground transport for increased mobile broadband 4G LTE connectivity on the fiber to the tower (FTTT) project
City of Portland—Integrated Regional Network Enterprise
Provide OSP Infrastructure planning, design and construction management support for the City of Portland’s IRNE Network for more than 10 years. By utilizing and leveraging infrastructure assets provided by franchised providers, the City has built a robust and wide, encompassing fiber optic network at a reduced cost. The network has provided connectivity of the City’s facilities for internal voice and data services. In addition, multiple governmental agencies have partnered or have been connected to provide a fully integrated public agency network in the Portland Metro area. Recent project highlights include the design of approximately 10 miles of aerial and underground backbone with lateral connectivity to over 15 control sites for the Bureau of Environmental Services East Side CSO project.
Quality Life Intergovernmental Agency (Q-Life) Fiber Optic Network
The Dalles, OR
Q-Life is an intergovernmental agency comprising the City of The Dalles and Wasco County. Commstructure principals have been instrumental in the planning, design, construction and project management involving a 33-mile fiber optic network connecting City, County, Medical and Educational facilities in and around the community of The Dalles, Oregon. The network also includes middle mile connectivity to LS Networks (formerly NoaNet). The original scope of work as well as ongoing support includes field data collection, pole strength calculations, OSP Infrastructure design; permitting; electronics specification; bid specifications for system installation; contractor procurement and construction oversight.
Zayo (Formerly AboveNet)
Zayo provides high bandwidth connectivity solutions for business and carriers with metro area networks in Oregon and Washington. Projects consist of lateral builds and building entry connections to new customers and relocation projects. Scope of Services include field data collection; OSP infrastructure design; construction drawing preparation; permitting; make-ready coordination; project management; and as-built record drawings. Recent project highlights include redundant and diverse path connection designs to several high profile data centers in Hillsboro, Oregon and Beaverton, Oregon.
Century Link – Regulated
Oregon & Washington
Century Link is the largest communications company providing services within the Portland Metropolitan area. Ongoing projects in Oregon and Washington consist of various design and consulting services including route feasibility and planning; OSP infrastructure design; vault structural analysis; bridge attachment design; CAD; and permitting. Recent project highlights include the design and permitting of several fiber to the node projects connecting central offices to remote distribution cabinets for enhanced residential broadband services. We have also recently performed design analysis of underground vaults with excessive depth of cover in Albany, Oregon and Eugene, Oregon for structural integrity and adequate ventilation.
Century Link – Unregulated (OnFiber)
Oregon & Washington
Century Link (OnFiber) is the unregulated side of Century Link with metro area networks in Oregon and Washington serving the public and private business sector. Projects consist of lateral builds and building entry connections to new customers; backbone new build and augment designs; and relocation projects. Scope of Services include route planning and feasibility; field data collection; OSP infrastructure design; construction drawing preparation; permitting; make-ready coordination; project management; as-built and records management. Recent project highlights include the design and permitting for augmentation of approximately 33 miles of backbone fiber optic network ring around the west side Portland Metro area and a six mile network backbone expansion project from Beaverton, Oregon to Hillsboro, Oregon.
Level 3 Communications
Oregon / Washington
Level 3 Communications is one of the largest metro area networks operating within the Portland Metropolitan area. Ongoing projects involve supporting Level 3 with various design and consulting services including route feasibility and planning, construction cost estimating, OSP infrastructure design, permitting and CAD. Recent project highlights include the design of a 40 mile backbone ring connecting the cities of Redmond, Oregon and Prineville, Oregon for a major social media data center. Also, other projects include a seven mile aerial backbone route in the City of Hillsboro, Oregon and Construction Oversight of a nine mile underground joint relocation project with Sound Transit in Tacoma, WA involving Level 3, AT&T and MCI