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Direct investment in North American fiber to the home (FTTH) deployment will grow to $4.7 billion annually by 2017 or a total of $18 billion during the next five years, according to the market research firm RVA LLC.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

The members of the Power & Communication Contractors Association (PCCA) enjoyed a stable year through 2012, said Tommy Muse, the association’s president.

Robert Carpenter, Editor

As the old saying goes, money makes the world go round. From the municipal perspective, the world stopped going round about four years ago. But there is emerging a legitimate undertone of hope for improvement emerging from many municipal personnel.

A recently released report Gas Distribution Infrastructure: Pipeline Replacement and Upgrades prepared for The American Gas Foundation by Yardley Associates provides insight into the need for Local Distribution Companies (LDCs) to replace or upgrade existing pipeline infrastructure.

It was a desperate cry for help, presented in powerful and disturbing comments from municipal respondents to the recently completed 16th Annual Sewer & Water Infrastructure Survey conducted by Underground Construction.

Construction is set to begin on the $922 million Poseidon Carlsbad Desalination Project in San Diego County, CA, that will include an advanced-technology desalination plant and 10 miles of water pipeline.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

The Distribution Contractors Association (DCA) closed out a strong 2012 with an impressive growth in membership, record attendance at association meetings, active educational programs and an energetic government relations program.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

The American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) had an active 2012 focused on its mission of providing key industry information and assistance to its members, reports association president Ricky Dyess.

G & W Construction is a utility contractor based in Morehead, KY, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and the Daniel Boone National Forest.

James Ezell, president of contracting company Southern Diversified Technologies, has spent most of his working life building telecommunications systems.

However, for the past several years when Ezell has taken off his hard hat, he has put on the cap of a writer working on a book.

The result, Daddy, Do Cowboys Pray? was recently published by New Book Publishing. The book targets children nine -12 years of age, but is expected to appeal to younger children who enjoy having stories read to them.

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