Fiber optic scares are coming to the Chicopee area, and they’re killing our jobs.
A recent report by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) found that fiber optic jobs in Chicopees area were being lost at a rate of nearly 100 percent.
According to the report, the area is losing fiber optic equipment at a faster rate than any other part of the country.
The report also highlighted the fact that fiber optics equipment is only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to the economic impact of fiber optic installation.
“We’re in the process of seeing a lot of jobs come from fiber optic systems in this area, which is a concern to us,” CSPI President David Pogue said in a statement.
“If these jobs can’t be done in other sectors, we have to look at other alternatives.”
The report also found that there are a variety of factors that have led to fiber optic job losses, such as poor design, poor engineering, poor customer service, and poor infrastructure.
For example, in the Chicops fiber optic industry, only 6 percent of fiber optics work is currently being performed on-site.
The report states that while there are some areas in Chicops that are in need of fiber-optic equipment, these are not among the areas that CSPIS has identified as most critical.
In addition to the CSPIPI report, Chicopes fiber optic market research company, Connecticute, conducted an independent analysis of the fiber optic sector in the region, and found that the area had one of the highest fiber optic employment rates in the country, at around 20 percent.
In fact, CSPIRI found that Chicopews fiber optic economy is currently responsible for roughly a quarter of Chicopew’s total employment.
“Chicopees fiber optic business is responsible for over 20 percent of Chicops economic activity and, as a result, it has a substantial impact on the local economy,” Pogue stated in a press release.
“It’s important that we recognize the importance of fiber to local businesses, and that we invest in infrastructure that supports local jobs.”
The Chicopemas fiber optic system is located in the center of the city, and it is not uncommon for the area to see fiber optic installations in the area as well.
According, the Chicoptes fiber-to-home system, which runs from downtown to the outskirts of the area, is responsible in part for about 50 percent of the jobs in the neighborhood.
The Chicoptis fiber- to-home systems are a relatively new industry in the city and were launched just this year.
According the company, its system has received about $10 million in investment and is expected to be fully operational in 2019.
In a statement, Connectics CEO Matt Daley said that the company’s study focused on a few regions of Chicos economy and that its analysis did not include the region’s fiber optic businesses.
“In this region, we see a lot more fiber- optic jobs than we see in other parts of the United States and the country,” Daley stated.
“There are so many different types of jobs, from salespeople to contractors, to installation engineers to data analysts, that there is an enormous number of fiber jobs.
This makes it very hard to compare these sectors in the same way that we can compare the employment of other industries.”
The study shows that there has been a real investment in the local fiber- optic market,” he added.