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FOSA State Dig Once Policies
Topic: Public Policy Files
Owner: FOSA Staff
Date: 2020-08-26

The Fiber Optic Sensing Association (FOSA) has an interest in ensuring that states and localities have access to useful fiber optic sensing technologies. One of the primary barriers states and localities face in gaining access to these technologies is the cost of excavation associated with installing fiber optic cables underground. “Dig Once” policies aim to reduce this cost by future-proofing rights-of-way during construction of highways and other infrastructure. Such future-proofing is possible by adding multi-path conduit during original infrastructure construction, thereby allowing multiple fiber optic cables to be added at a later time without additional excavation. 

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