San Luis Obispo County, CA

04/13/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/13/2024 09:50

Drone Mapping Happening This Week for Broadband Expansion

Drone Mapping Happening This Week for Broadband Expansion

Author: Administration
Date: 4/13/2024 8:37:57 AM

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Starting Saturday, April 13th, through Saturday, April 20th (weather permitting), people in parts of Oceano and Arroyo Grande may notice drones flying about 200-feet to 3,000 feet overhead as part of a broadband installation project in the community.

In addition to the drones, crews will be conducting safety checks and taking measurements on the ground. Work will be conducted between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. with minimal sound disruption.

The data captured by this operation only includes utility structures (poles and wires), roads, sidewalks, and curbs and is only used for mapping purposes. Data collection using drones and aircraft greatly increases how quickly this broadband installation/expansion project can be completed.

The engineering survey work is sponsored by the County of San Luis Obispo to generate construction-ready network designs for 40 miles of fiber to bring broadband into neighborhoods in and around Oceano and the Cypress Ridge area of Arroyo Grande.