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"It's not necessarily because of regulatory requirements, but more often is driven by the customer," he explained. "We are finding, also, that some poles are so laden with other cable that it is more cost effective to go underground."
Underground portions of Sunesys projects usually are completed by open cut or horizontal directional drilling. Sunesys is evaluating Quanta's patent pending microtrenching process to reduce costs and simplify deployments.
Sunesys' parent company is Quanta Services, and other Quanta companies experienced in telecommunications often build Sunesys systems. However, if a Quanta company is not in the area of a project or is not available, Sunesys uses other qualified contractors.
Coleman said the current recession has had little effect on demand for Sunesys services.
"It slowed for a brief period, but has picked up again," he said.