Tag Archives: Fiber-Optic



CTC Technology & Energy Reduces Carbon Footprint with Solar Array

CTC Technology & Energy’s investment in solar energy is showing results. The company’s 12.48 kilowatt (DC) rooftop photovoltaic array has produced more than 9 megawatt-hours of energy since it was activated this summer. The energy savings is enough to power 298 houses for a day, and offsets CTC Technology & Energy’s carbon footprint by 6.23 tons, or the equivalent of 160 trees.

CTC Technology & Energy completed installing the solar array at its headquarters office in Kensington, MD in May. With the capacity to produce tens of thousands of watt-hours of energy per day, the solar power source will significantly reduce CTC Technology & Energy’s power grid usage.

The system interfaces with the electrical grid through a “net metering” system, where solar power replaces what would otherwise be drawn from the grid. When more solar power is generated than consumed, the surplus is exported back to the grid.

Published: Friday, November 30, 2012 by CTC Technology & Energy



UC2B Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, First Sites Connected in Urbana-Champaign

CTC Technology & Energy congratulates the Urbana Champaign community on connecting the first sites on the Urbana Champaign Big Broadband (UC2B) fiber optic network.

UC2B brings ultra-high speed Internet access to homes and community sites throughout the Urbana Champaign area, with an emphasis on low-income and underserved communities. In September, UC2B received NATOA’s 2012 Community Broadband Project of the Year award for its cutting-edge approach to closing the digital divide. At that time, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn affirmed his commitment to broadband growth throughout the state.

“We are committed to growing our broadband infrastructure to connect every corner of our great state,” said Quinn in September. “I would like to congratulate the Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband project, and I would like to thank them for their innovation and tireless efforts to make a difference in their community.”

Video of the ceremony, courtesy of Urbana Public Television, can be viewed here:

Published: Saturday, November 10, 2012 by CTC Technology & Energy



CTC Technology & Energy to Study Broadband Options in Westminster, MD

The City of Westminster, Maryland has tapped CTC Technology & Energy to assess the City’s need for a fiber optic communications network. The Westminster Common Council voted unanimously to approve the study, with council members citing lack of broadband service as an impediment to business interests in the community.

Westminster is one of several cities around the country that have recently begun pursuing fiber infrastructure at the municipal level. In the course of the study, CTC Technology & Energy will seek to identify potential private partners for the City. Any fiber network the City decides to build would almost certainly include a connection to Carroll County’s portion of the One Maryland Broadband Network, an infrastructure initiative connecting every county in the state.

Published: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by CTC Technology & Energy



City of Los Angeles Department Of Water and Power selects CTC Technology & Energy to Assist in Strategy Development of the Fiber Optic Enterprise

The City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has selected CTC Technology & Energy to assist with the development of strategy regarding the Fiber Optic Enterprise (FOE) in the city. The project will assist in the formulation of an updated strategic business plan for the current FOE program.

“CTC Technology & Energy is pleased to assist Los Angeles as it continues the development of the FOE,” said Joanne S. Hovis, CTC Technology & Energy’s President. “Los Angeles is a leader in ensuring that the fiber optic network is readily available and maintained for all of its users.”

CTC Technology & Energy is a nationwide, public interest, communications engineering and consulting firm based in the Washington, D.C. area, with additional offices in Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota, and North Carolina. CTC Technology & Energy specializes in evaluating, planning, and overseeing the deployment of broadband communications to meet government, public safety, and public needs.

Published: Wednesday, May 9, 2007 by CTC Technology & Energy