Types of Cabling Installation

A cable laid in an underground cabling trench.

Cables are a large part of just about every form of technology. And no matter the type, there are different ways of installing them for maximum efficiency and ease for the area. Below we’ll walk through the underground and overhead cabling installation and how the process works when you work with Nashville’s trusted professionals at ProLink.

How Does It Work?

First, we thought reviewing how the process works might be beneficial. At ProLink Communications, our technicians will assess your business and let you know if overhead, underground, or both would be best. From there, we can tell you more about what the process entails. Both underground and overhead cabling installations ensure protection and keep your connective cables organized.

Underground Cabling

Underground fiber optic cabling is installed one of two ways: trenching or boring. Trenching is done by digging trenches and placing the cables within them. Boring is done by drilling access holes along a predetermined route and threading the cabling through those holes.

Trenching and boring both have their advantages and disadvantages. Ultimately, the terrain is a large factor in what will be best for your business.

Overhead Cabling

Overhead, also known as aerial cabling, is exactly that: cabling suspended in the air. This is what many think of when they picture overhead cabling. Some can be self-supporting, meaning they don’t need conductive elements, whereas others are connected to a messenger wire. Regardless, they’re suspended by poles.

Both underground and overhead cabling have their pros and cons. If you’re unsure what would be best for your business- look no further. At ProLink Communications, we offer both aerial and underground cabling. We have been helping Nashville, Tennessee, and the surrounding areas for the last 15 years, with many great reviews to show for it. All of our services work well together and can contribute to your business having maximum efficiency! We provide our services with the future of your business in mind. We ensure everything is organized, efficient, and forward-thinking, making expansions, additions, or upgrades simple and straightforward. To learn more, fill out our form, or give us a call at 615-236-0051!