Outside Plant




Our team consists of professionals with a wide range of experience in many facets of outside plant design and engineering. Netlink’s outside plant engineering team has in-depth experience with copper, fiber and hybrid designs. From analysis to implementation, a properly designed and installed system is critical to the health and protection of the critical communication networks that are the life blood of your business. 

Netlink’s outside plant services range from Outside Plant Network Design, Cost Estimates, Utility Locating, Permitting, Mapping, Onsite Inspection and Implementation.

Campus Networks


Netlink has extensive knowledge of outside cable plant design and a proven track record with over 20 years of experience. We’ve developed outside cable plant systems for the most diverse campus environments, such as K-12, higher education, corporate, healthcare, industrial, retail, MDU and even residential land developments.

Netlink’s consulting team consists of BICSI-certified RCDD specialists with the years of experience who are well aware of the challenges with designing and installing underground cabling and pathway systems in campus environments.

Fiber Optic Systems

Fiber optic cabling is the preferred transport media for most of the communication systems used today.  Fiber can be used to distribute computer networks in the LAN and WAN, CCTV video, CATV video, IP TV, intercom systems, access control controllers and paging audio.  Each of these systems has it's own requirements from core size and connector types to distance limitations and equipment requirements.  The environment in which the cabling system and equipment will be installed is a major consideration during the design process.  There are different types of fiber construction that are manufactured for different applications, such as indoor, outdoor, aerial, underground and direct buried.  Choosing the right fiber optic transceiver is critical and can mean the difference in a lifespan of 6 months or 6 years.  Temperature and moisture can severely effect their expected life span.

Copper Cable

Large copper cabling plants are not as common as they once were due to the bandwidth capacity and distance limitations of fiber optic systems and it's capabilities, but there are many existing copper cabling plants that are sill in use today.  Troubleshooting an existing copper cable plant is becoming a lost art.  Since large pair copper is not as prevalent today, there are fewer technicians that have the knowledge and experience to troubleshoot and repair aerial and underground cabling. Damaged underground copper can be difficult to find and repair. We have been installing and repairing outside plant copper for over 20 years and that experience is why our customers trust NetLink. 

Directional boring and trenching

Underground pathways are the most popular method of media distribution in a campus environment. They can be costly to install, but they provide more protection than aerial and are less likely to be damaged by environmental factors such as ice loading or pole damage.  Directional boring is a process that enables us to drill under areas such as parking lots, roadways, creeks, rivers that may not be possible through the use of traditional construction methods. Directional boring is less intrusive and provides an efficient way to get your pathway system installed with less damage and maintenance to the existing grounds.  

Aerial work

Aerial installations are still needed when the upfront cost of the project is more important than future access or environmental protection. We offer a broad range of aerial services. Please call us for more details. 601-856-0600