G4S Technology Awarded Contract with Virginia Coalfield Coalition16 October 2012
G4S to provide fiber optic expansion and cellular communications towers to help advance wireless communications in Southwest Virginia
G4S Technology LLC (formerly Adesta) a systems integrator and project management company for electronic security systems and communication networks, has been awarded a contract with the Virginia Coalfield Coalition to provide fiber optic expansion and cellular communications towers to help advance wireless communications in Southwest Virginia.
G4S Technology has begun a phased-roll out of the project providing engineering, furnishing, and installation services. Phase I will consist of the build-out of 12 fiber laterals to existing towers. Phase II will consist of erecting 11 build-to-suit towers and fiber laterals with an option for a third phase that would consist of 6 more towers in 2013-2014.
The project is being funded by grants from the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, and direct investment from private enterprise partners.
The Virginia Coalfield Coalition (VCC) is a non-stock, non-profit Virginia Corporation organized as a regional economic development partnership of the Cumberland Plateau Planning District Commission and the LENOWISCO Planning District Commission. The VCC addresses the seven-county region of Lee, Wise, Scott, Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties, and the city of Norton.
“G4S Technology began working in the state of Virginia back in 2004,” said Bob Sommerfeld, President of G4S Technology. “Since that time we have been involved in several important communications projects and feel a real devotion to Virginia citizens. A project like this will not only improve and expand communication services; it will also provide advancement in the areas of economic development, public safety, healthcare, education and more. We are honored to be a part of it.”
“This project will have a significant impact in economic development, job creation, and expanding the reach of broadband in our area,” said Delegate Terry Kilgore, Chairman of the Virginia Tobacco Commission.
Robert Picchi, President of Blue Ridge Advisory Services and project manager for the VCC noted that G4S has distinguished themselves from a group of highly qualified and impressive firms to become the VCC’s implementation partner. In addition to G4S, the VCC is partnering with Bristol Virginia Utilities and Scott County Telephone to operate the network.
About G4S Technology
G4S Technology (formerly Adesta) brings innovative, flexible and cost-efficient thinking to the design, construction and maintenance of stand-alone or integrated communication networks and security systems. For nearly two decades, G4S Technology has offered commercial, industrial and governmental clients an efficient single point of contact for all their project issues. A trusted partner to customers and suppliers around the world, G4S Technology takes great pride in delivering outstanding technology, superior control and a great return on investment.
G4S Technology has deployed more than 2 million fiber miles in more than 200 rural and metropolitan areas and completed over 1,500 electronic security systems projects in the United States, Europe, Asia, Central America and the Middle East.
Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, G4S Technology is managed by executives from the telecommunications, construction and security industries. The company is a leader in providing innovative, turnkey solutions for advanced communication and security systems.
G4S is the world’s leading international security solutions group, which specializes in outsourced business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and 657,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com.
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