Fiber Optic Cabinets, Cables, Pedestals and Terminals

By Jim Pilgrim

Bacon is the hot menu item on the minds of many telephone companies that have been awarded Broadband Stimulus funds.

The Davis-Bacon Act states: “The US Department of Labor determines wage rates to be paid on federally funded or assisted construction projects”. The wage schedule listed on the Government website in many areas of the country is 2-3 times higher than what is normally paid to contractors.

One of our customers told me “it would be like requiring that we pay our equipment suppliers list price”. Now we’re talking. Ha. Thoughts of $100 hammers come to mind.

I just had a BLT yesterday at Arby’s -bacon, extra crispy; thank you.

I’m afraid some of those Telcos receiving stimulus funds wish they could order theirs without “Bacon”.