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WK150x200At the 65th IWCS International Cable & Connectivity Symposium held in Providence, RI on October 2-5, 2016, Technical Horsepower Consulting, LLC. (THC) presented a short talk on Starting a Cable Company and/or Adding a Cable Making Division.

The talk, originally presented on October 4, 2016, included a handout outlining the basic questions that anyone contemplating starting a cable operation needs to answer just to define the boundaries of a business plan.

Everyone who ever sees the amount of optical cable being deployed seems to think there is a shortage of cable. In reality there are seasonal and market fluctuations that cause shortages. While there are many who want to look at starting a cable operation, there are a few basic questions that need to be answered before you even start to talk to the cable making equipment manufacturers.

After being contacted by several people interested in this topic but unable to attend the live event, I have put this article together that can be found on my website: