Broadband Mapping Solutions forRural Telephone Companies
The Future of RuralDepends on High Speed Internet
Residents of rural communities are often excluded from the 21st century modern economy due to lack of high speed internet. Rural communities in Maine, Kansas, Texas, and other locations around the globe may be limited to dial-up internet—if internet service is available at all. Rural communities are seeking faster, less expensive internet on par with their city-dwelling peers that will allow them to work remotely and use online services to access shopping, news, information, and government data. Without it, rural communities will struggle to bridge the digital divide and prevent young people from migrating to urban areas. In fact, recent studies show that providing high-speed internet is the number one strategy to attract and retain young residents in rural communities. High speed internet is clearly a crucial yet unmet need for many rural areas.
Rural Telephone Companies (TelCos) are in a unique position to offer fiber broadband to their existing footprint. Rural Telephone Companies often have decades of infrastructure experience, and in many cases own the rights to poles or even conduits leading to potential customer premises. These attributes coupled with customer buy-in position Rural TelCos as the natural and trusted go-to for fiber deployment in rural areas.
A Platform Designedfor Rural TelCos
VETRO FiberMap is a broadband network planning and management platform designed and purpose-built for Rural TelCos beginning to deploy fiber. This innovative, cloud-based GIS mapping platform enables multiple business units—from engineering to in-field contractors, sales, and management—to access accurate data from any place at any time using just a web browser.
VETRO FiberMap provides an intuitive and accessible tool that enables your organization to plan, design, build and manage your fiber optic networks using one cost-effective solution.
With VETRO FiberMap, Rural TelCos can combine market intelligence with planning, engineering, and existing infrastructure to precisely plan their networks. Providers can let customer demand drive their projects and use existing network plant mapping data such as the location of conduits, poles, and strand paths to steer projects in a profitable and sustainable direction.
VETRO FiberMap allows broadband providers to do business with greater creativity and flexibility using software that blends true simplicity of design with intuitive workflow for fiber builds. Instead of investing significant time to become mapping experts with legacy tools, Rural TelCo teams can leverage VETRO FiberMap to unlock the time and resources they need to focus on fiber network operations, explore new opportunities for profit, and build beyond their existing footprint.
Critical Features forRural TelCos
VETRO FiberMap is a comprehensive mapping and management tool that enables Rural TelCos to:
- Seamlessly migrate existing network assets (like poles and conduits) into the platform to easily plan and design a fiber network in their existing footprint
- Speed through the design phase with automation, then perfect the design with manual editing—all in the same simple mapping space
- Increase take rates by presenting the build plan to the market through interactive online maps—inviting customers to sign up before the plan is deployed, during construction, and once the new network is available
- Maximize exposure of network map to all facets of the organization, allowing for speed and accuracy when issues arise in the field
VETRO FiberMap delivers the SaaS platform solution we have been searching for to support our growing network infrastructure. It gives us the tools we need to focus on ROI and efficiency and maintain full awareness of our network assets at all times with accurate and easily accessible data.
How we interact with our customers has changed dramatically. We’ve broken lead records month over month ever since we implemented VETRO.
If you are a WISP looking for a network design, mapping, and inventory solution—look no further. VETRO FiberMap is a game changer.
I’ve been looking for a solution like this for years!
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Bradley Hemphill, a longtime VETRO FiberMap user and telecom industry veteran, brings global strategy and deep technical acumen to VETRO FiberMap’s growing team. Portland, Maine,
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