Fiber Optic Cabinets, Cables, Pedestals and Terminals

By Jim Pilgrim

I was driving through rural Minnesota earlier this spring and as I slowed down for one of the many small towns along my route, I noticed a sign that read “Bejou next 7 exits”. Someone in that town has a great sense of humor. It wasn’t hard to see the true size of Bejou. This town maybe had 100 people in it and those 7 exits mentioned on the sign were the only 7 streets in the town. There was a grain elevator on the left and those 7 streets to the right (7 exits….ha).

I literally laughed out loud.

Many companies want to give a false impression that they are bigger than they actually are, “we can handle anything”. In contrast, many of the big-dog companies in our industry want to give the notion that even though they are huge; they can offer that “small company” personal service and they don’t only cater to the RBOCs and national MSOs. They really care about the small Telco’s and small services providers.

When push comes to shove, who will get their product on time?

Again I laugh out loud.