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Integrated electrical and low-voltage systems of all types—inside and outside a building—encompass the range of work that electrical contractors do. The articles in this section highlight different types of work, from security, fire and life safety, to traditional electrical power and distribution, to lighting, cabling and more. 

On November 2, the United States Department of Agriculture announced a $2.5-billion investment in rural electric infrastructure improvements. These funds will be used to support improvements in 27 states, with the hope of creating jobs and supporting economic development.

Electrical contracting—and the electrical construction industry as a whole—may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of innovation.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

On Tuesday, Nov. 21, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced plans to hold a vote for the repeal of the FCC's net neutrality rules on Dec. 14. Despite popular support of the FCC's net neutrality rules, the repeal is widely expected to pass.

A variety of carts and reel carriers are available to hold and transport wire reels.

From shipping and arrival of wire supplies through installation, efficiently managing electric wire on the job can be the difference between a profit or loss.


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In Austin, Texas, monk parakeets nest in power transformers on poles high above street level. The nests become so large they can cause fires and power outages.


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Blurred Lines: Technology Bridges Traditional Markets

Residential and commercial security products are becoming easier to integrate. Big box stores and electronics retailers sell security systems that enable users to check on their home or business from anywhere, with advanced features such as night vision, phone alerts and more.



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Flicker Can Lead To Flickering

When a customer complained about the lights flickering in the past, it was difficult to get a quantitative measure of the problem. The parameter, Pst (perceptibility short term), specified in IEC Std 61000-4-15 and eventually IEEE Std 1453-2004, now provides such a quantitative approach.


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USDA Announces $2.5 Billion Investment in Rural Electric Infrastructure

On November 2, the United States Department of Agriculture announced a $2.5-billion investment in rural electric infrastructure improvements. These funds will be used to support improvements in 27 states, with the hope of creating jobs and supporting economic development.


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VR And AR Trends Impacting Electrical Contracting In The Future

Electrical contracting—and the electrical construction industry as a whole—may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of innovation.


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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai
FCC Announces Vote to Repeal Net Neutrality Rules

On Tuesday, Nov. 21, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced plans to hold a vote for the repeal of the FCC's net neutrality rules on Dec. 14. Despite popular support of the FCC's net neutrality rules, the repeal is widely expected to pass.


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New Partnership Gives A Boost To On-Bill Financing In Rural Areas

When it comes to the adoption of energy efficiency and renewable power, financing is always a challenge, especially in rural areas. A new partnership between a business group and an environmental advocacy organization takes aim at that challenge.


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