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Telecom America Services, Inc. releases Broadband Express Fiber Design Tools   

San Marcos, Texas. March 28, 2011 — After nearly 5 years of development and real-world use, Telecom America Service, Inc. (TAS) announces the release of their “Broadband Express” Fiber Design Tools via web-based deployment at Broadband Express is the only tool of its kind to deliver such a wide array of fiber planning and design tools and can help companies save time and money planning and engineering FTTX projects. Some advantages include automated fiber facility placement, built-in design calculations, staking sheets with tabulation and detailed reports supplying information such as material and labor costs, splicing hours, route miles, subscriber counts, and fiber loss budget.   

“We are committed to saving our members money while offering them the latest services.” says Alan Link, Plant Manager for Hill Country Telephone Cooperative (Ingram, Texas). “With the help of TAS and the tools they have developed, we were able to see what effects numerous design alternatives would have on a project’s cost before committing.” “We are excited to release Broadband Express as a new product offering to compliment our other Service Bureau offerings” said Nancy Stewart, TAS President. “We have seen such huge time savings designing FTTX projects using these tools that it only made sense to make them available to others.” 

About Telecom America Services, Inc. 

TAS began business in 1998 and is currently providing technical services to the communications industry. The Owner and management team have a combined 110 years of experience in the business. TAS is a certified Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) and Woman Owned Business Enterprise (WBE).   

Our primary focus is providing services such as GIS/GPS services, technical personnel outsourcing, cable route services, and fiber design services. The GIS/GPS service offering includes Broadband Express FTTX design software, a mapping service bureau that provides a platform for secure data storage and access via the Internet, GPS data collection, CAD/GIS data conversion, and GIS software consulting. 

Telecom America Services, Inc. is located in San Marcos, Texas and serves customers throughout the United States. Visit for more information.