Last week, GeoLinks’ infrastructure technicians Benjamin Lopez and John Edwards quickly sprung into action after learning of a downed tower site in Northern California. A critical connectivity link, the site serves clients within a 35-mile radius, including an elementary school in Clarksburg, CA.
Without hesitating, Benjamin and John dispatched to complete the entire route to Northern California and attempted to gain access as soon as they arrived. Due to closed roads and downed lines, they were forced to turn back late that night but returned the next day to complete the job and restore power and connectivity.
After conducting some local reconnaissance, they located an open road where the fire had already passed and access was approved. Using a chain and their truck, they slowly and safely hauled a huge downed tree out of the road, which also allowed local residents to regain road access. After reaching the site, they began setting up a solar trailer and worked with the site manager to get the backup generator functioning again. Being the first on-site, Benjamin and John put in a 12-hour day to get the site prepped for full rewiring.
The following day was another long one, as the crew members worked to rebuild and rewire the damaged infrastructure and get the site completely online. After another long drive back, they finally returned to HQ after 1 a.m. on Saturday morning.
With our Network Operations Center offering remote support throughout the process, this truly was a team effort and the type of dedication we truly celebrate and appreciate at GeoLinks. We truly care about the work we do and the invaluable service we provide. Our NOC and infrastructure teams are shining examples of our dedication to our mission.
Below is a collection of photos outlining the journey Benjamin and John took to restore power to a critical tower site. Follow along to see their effort and dedication in action!