Rural Fibre Optic Broadband

Installation & Surveying Solutions

Rural communities are still suffering from slow broadband speeds as large operators concentrate on larger areas for broadband deployments mainly larger towns and cities. Some rural areas have starting to build their own broadband networks and are making use of physical infrastructure access (PIA) or community broadband projects. 

Rural Broadband Installation Service

Total Network Solutions (TNS) has a wealth of experience in the rural broadband delivery, having worked on Openreach and for other providers we have delivered a number of pure fibre optic solutions for rural broadband projects these include point to point and point to multi point solutions. we have also work with some WISP's in wireless delivery in delivering broadband in both built up areas and rural locations.

Installation of fibre optic cabling can be delivered both underground and overhead our teams are able to deliver both solutions including:

  • Ultra lightweight cables (ULW)

  • Overhead fibre drop cables

  • Sub duct installation

  • Blown fibre tube installation

  • Blown cable

  • Blown fibre bundles

  • Duct surveys

  • Overhead route surveys for ULW cables


Surveying & Planning

As a specialist contractor we can provide value added services, unlike some installers, we are able to work with client to produce an extensive solution by working with them from a high level design brief to provide detailed surveys and work with clients to provide a solution for a rural deployment.

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Surveys are vital form for the overall plan this cannot be done sat at a desk and using design automation, or online maps, surveys need to be conducted by physically attending site and walking the the proposed routes and documenting the findings. TNS will work with providers to deliver their solution and can advise on other proposals, from there we can produce a bill of materials and low level designs.

Splicing Diagrams & Network Drawings

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Working with service providers and clients we are able to produce detailed splicing records for the network build as well as producing network drawing and bill of materials from our GIS platform we can provide location of underground structures, overhead poles, splice closures, fibre access terminals etc. On completion of the network we can provide up to date as built drawings with co-ordinates of the locations and circuit diagrams from cabinets to enclosures to end clients. 

Network Testing & Commissioning


We use the latest test equipment to test the network and produce detailed test reports in easy format so the client can understand them, these are produced in PDF format and also .SOR so they can be read on another OTDR. We have enhanced software functions on all our testers but we still use standard OTDR for advanced verification.

If you are a service provider or a PIA provider or even a community looking for assistance with your rural projects please feel to contact us to see if we can be of assistance remember TNS also offer a white labelled service please contact us on 01782 914001 or email us on or use the contact us page.