Strata Networks Telecommunications Planning and Design Services
- Private Sector
- Private Utilities
- Broadband Planning
- Private + ISP
- Lehi City, Utah
Challenge: Strata Networks is the largest independent telecommunications cooperative in the state of Utah, with more than 70 years of service to the Uintah Valley. The company wanted to expand its footprint to bring the benefits of fiber-based internet to more people but needed assistance to help them to scale their business and grow quickly.
Solution: HR Green engaged with Strata leadership to provide strategic consulting to help the company identify necessary technology, process, and operational improvements that would enable its growth goals. Lehi City, Utah, a rapidly growing suburb of Salt Lake City, selected Strata as its partner to build and operate its municipally-owned network.
HR Green was selected by Strata Networks to complete preliminary planning and costing for the nearly 22,000 homes and businesses, including the creation of a metro High-Level Design (HLD) to establish backbone routes and cabinet locations. Subsequently, HR Green has provided Fiber to the Home design services to enable the construction of more than 475 miles of backbone and distribution network via aerial, underground, and microtrench deployment methods. The project began in 2023 and is slated for completion in 2024.
Strata Networks selected HR Green for its ability not just to understand the technical design of a network, but more importantly, because of its ability to understand the operational needs of the company. The new technology platforms implemented as a result of strategic planning included geospatially-based Fiber Management System (3-GIS) and Construction Management System (Render).
Benefit: HR Green worked closely with engineering leadership at Render to ensure that the project deliverables were not only permittable by Lehi City, but were easily consumed into Strata’s systems, resulting in more efficient downstream construction, marketing, and customer management.