Palmetto Engineering & Consulting is first and foremost an engineering firm. No one here woke up one day and said, “Today, we’re going to design a bunch of software and change the direction of this company.” The initial need for CrescentLink came from years of working with multiple other software applications trying to find a solution for our clients, and we kept finding huge gaps in their capabilities. Some software may be really good at record management but not so much at engineering and design. Others were able to handle engineering and design but were incredibly slow or were limited to cutting everything up into a very small map which didn’t give our clients a good overview for planning. So between planning, engineering design for construction, and records management, we consistently saw you might get one but not two, two but not three; or, all three, but running really slowly.
So when we thought about developing CrescentLink, what it really came down to was, “could we develop a tool that provided meaningful, timely, and economical help to our telecom clients?” We decided we had the resources to do so, and according to our clients we’ve nailed it.
Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization that operates an advanced open access fiber optic network, providing wholesale telecommunications transport services, colocation and tower leasing. Since its inception in 2004, MBC has supported the recruitment of major investments to southern Virginia including data centers, call center/operations centers, advanced manufacturing, research and development, and bio-tech industries. Associate Engineer Chase Weddle, project manages OSP construction projects, splicing, and customer route planning. Weddle also manages MBC’s ESRI and CrescentLink databases and records.
Renee leads Conexon’s construction management and FTTH design projects. She has over 20 years of GIS experience and project management. Renee started her career working for the State of Missouri where she served on the State GIS Advisory Board and provided support for emergency events and exercises at the Emergency Operations Center. Prior to Conexon, Renee worked at Co-Mo Connect, a subsidiary of Co-Mo Electric Cooperative, as the GIS Specialist. She has designed over 4,500 miles of fiber to the home plant.
HTC, Inc. is the nation’s largest telecommunications cooperative. Founded in 1952, HTC celebrates over 60 years of service to Horry and Georgetown Counties as a local communications leader. HTC offers High Speed Internet, Digital Cable, Digital Wireless, Home Security, local telephone and long distance service, and advanced business services such as Local and Wide Area Networks (LAN/WAN), Managed Networks, VOIP Solutions, WiFi Solutions, Firewall and Security services. HTC provides these services utilizing the area’s most extensive fiber optic network.
The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service and health care. As Kentucky’s flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being.
Bryan, Texas has everything that a new or growing business needs. The City offers a positive economic climate amid a thriving technological community. We are one of Texas’ fastest-growing cities, perfectly positioned between Austin, Houston and Dallas. We have a wonderful quality of life and a readily available workforce and talent pool. Oh, and being next to Texas A&M University doesn’t hurt either.