Telecommunications Network Design

Location: Raymond, Wash.

Client: Pacific PUD No. 2 of Pacific County

Completion Date: 2004

Pacific PUD No. 2 retained Burns & McDonnell to provide planning and design services in implementation of Fiber to the Subscriber (FTTX) network and microwave upgrade.  The network allows the PUD to offer bandwidth according to a wholesale open-access model, allowing third-party retail providers of voice, video and data services to operate over the PUD’s fiber distribution network.



  • Fiber Optic Design
  • Digital Microwave Design
  • FCC Coordination
  • Wide Area Network Design

The first phase of this project included the design and construction of a fiber optic cable backbone along with a comprehensive upgrade of the PUD’s digital microwave network to SONET OC-3 capacity.  The second phase included the build out of the fiber optic distribution network consisting of Gigabit Ethernet over fiber to a group of educational, healthcare, and government facilities.  This phase also included the implementation of access connections to the regional Northwest Open Access Network (NOANET) fiber optic network. 

Future phases will include the build out of the fiber optic network to commercial and residential users and the opening of access to the network to various third part retail telecommunication service providers.

Services rendered by Burns & McDonnell include system planning, system design, microwave path analysis, and FCC licensing.

  • Fiber to the Subscriber (FTTX)
  • Digital Microwave
  • Fiber Optics
  • Gigabit Ethernet