To complete the fiber installation in a timely manner while maintaining the highest quality workmanship, several highly skilled contractors were awarded portions of the route, divided geographically by county. Kelso-Burnett from Rolling Meadows, Ill., and PirTano Construction Co. from Addison, Ill., are installing thousands of feet of fiber optic cable per week.
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PirTano Construction Co. was the first contractor selected for the iFiber project. The company has been involved with utility construction for more than 30 years, including building and splicing fiber optic rings, coaxial systems, conduit and duct systems, as well as engineering and designing systems.
Supervisor and Project Manager Terry McCurdy, said, “The company is exceptionally skilled in fiber blowing techniques. I’ve been with PirTano for years now, and we have been blowing fiber around the Chicagoland area ever since the machines came out, probably 15 years ago. We’ve been involved in all aspects of fiber projects from the installation, to splicing and testing.”