Accurate NetworkCost Estimates

The Plan Estimation Tool (PET) is a collection of sophisticated new features that offer a comprehensive overview of the material and labor costs associated with a fiber network build.

Before a single shovel is put in the ground, or a cable hung on a pole, it is critical to get a solid estimate of what it will cost to develop a network. Whether you’re a financier deciding if there is a sufficient ROI for a fiber investment, a municipality preparing an annual budget for a proposed fiber broadband project, or a network owner-operator developing a business plan with specific costs and revenue calculations – accurate estimates of the material and labor needed to construct the project are necessary for a holistic accounting of all costs.

The Plan Estimation Tool (PET) is a collection of sophisticated new features that offer a comprehensive overview of the material and labor costs associated with a fiber network build.

Before a single shovel is put in the ground, or a cable hung on a pole, it is critical to get a solid estimate of what it will cost to develop a network. Whether you’re a financier deciding if there is a sufficient ROI for a fiber investment, a municipality preparing an annual budget for a proposed fiber broadband project, or a network owner-operator developing a business plan with specific costs and revenue calculations – accurate estimates of the material and labor needed to construct the project are necessary for a holistic accounting of all costs.

While there are sophisticated spreadsheets used to help generate estimates, all of them require inputting proposed or actual network asset counts. Network planners have to take the “swivel chair” approach, constantly moving between the spreadsheet and applications such as Google Earth—one tool to count the assets, and another to summarize the asset counts and project costs. VETRO FiberMap solves this problem with GIS-based technologies; because the PET combines mapping and asset data with costing algorithms, users can now generate asset summaries and project cost estimates through a single solution. As a result, estimates that previously took hours to calculate can now be completed in minutes, and transcription errors moving data from one application to another (i.e. Google Earth to spreadsheets) have been virtually eliminated. Click the featured video to learn more about the Plan Estimation Tool.
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