Microwave, Fiber Optic, and Telecommunications
Communication networks have been, and continue to be fundamental to allowing us to share information. EPG personnel have prepared siting and environmental studies for microwave and fiber optics since the 1980s up to the present. While originally involved in association with transmission communications, these studies have evolved over time to address communication with cellular phones and telecommunications that address land-based lines and for computing applications.
Our current services range from the siting and location of these facilities to the assessment of impacts and specific resource studies including but not limited to the following:
- Conducting Environmental Impact Statement (EISs) and Environmental Assessments (EAs)
- Obtaining federal, state, and local permits
- Conducting specific resource investigations (i.e., visual resources, cultural resources, and biological investigations)
- Close interface with agencies including the Bureau of Reclamation, Western Area Power Administration, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the United States Forest Service (USFS), and other federal agencies and various tribes.
- Coordination between participating agencies and private companies investing in fiber optic lines of commercial interest.
The settings of these projects have ranged from remote to urban settings, and have included both interstate and intrastate projects. One of our studies set a precedence that helped define the way the BLM would grant commercial telecommunication rights-of-way in the future.
Communicating is fundamental in supporting our everyday needs including working closely with our clients. At EPG we have and will continue to support the planning and permitting of these systems that allow us to grow and ultimately thrive. Let us assist you in your efforts.
Let EPG help your network thrive.