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The American Locator: The American Energy Revolution

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By   152 days ago

 An energy report released in mid-2015 suggests natural gasfired power plants create 31% of the electricity generated in America. The amount of American technically recoverable natural gas at the end of 2014 has been estimated by the Potential Gas Committee (PGC) to be 2515 trillion cubic feet (Tcf ), the highest estimate in history. One […]

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The American Locator: The Invisible Internet

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By   152 days ago

In 1975, a police department in the U.K. was the first to use a fiber optic cable for communications. AT&T’s first completely digital toll switch was installed in Chicago in 1976. AT&T laid the first fiber optic cable in its long distance net work, between New York and Washington, D.C., in 1983. In 1996, the […]

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The American Locator: Google Fiber’s Model

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By   152 days ago

Why does Google Fiber seek to install its fiber net work in only certain cities? According to TechRepublic, Google looks for cities that aren’t too large, don’t have access to Verizon FiOs, have a large existing dark (unused) fiber net work, are close to a Google data center, and whose government is willing to expedite. […]

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The American Locator: New York City By Measurement

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By   152 days ago

Locating instruments are not used in Manhattan south of 82nd Street. Instead, the markings are applied based on mapping measurements. The average age of a New York City water main is 69 years old and the average sewer main is 84 years old. You won’t find blue or green paint on Manhattan streets— only red, […]

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The American Locator: A Sweeping Change

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By   152 days ago

“It is important that Peoples Gas employees and our contractors routinely practice the safest and most complete damage prevention techniques before excavating. We believe our employees need to model the way in order to create the momentum that continues to shift behaviors of those working in the field towards a more comprehensive approach regarding damage […]

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The American Locator: The 1060 Project

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By   152 days ago

In January of 2013, the Chicago Cubs announced a plan to rehab Wrigley Field over the course of five years and at a cost of $575,000,000. The first phase of The 1060 Project —Wrigley’s address is 1060 W. Addison Street— began at the end of the 2014 season and continued well into the start of […]

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The American Locator: A Ticket Runs Through It

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By   152 days ago

American excavators arrive at marked dig sites due in great part to the telecom infrastructure underneath the streets of New York City. This infrastructure links together the buildings that contain the equipment that connect all of us to each other and the world. Bought for two billion dollars by Google in 2010, this 1930s former […]

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Locating Unlimited 2015: Try It and Find Out

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By   152 days ago

2015 Issue of Underground FocusLOCATING UNLIMITED EDITIONTry It and Find Out. A visual, image-rich approach to learning the principles underlying the route current on underground utility systems. Every locator should have a copy of Locating Unlimited, for learning, for reference, for a better understanding of the factors that affect their job every day. Order your […]

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