Lit Buildings…No, We’re Not Talking Christmas Lights!
If you asked a kid this time of year what a “lit building” means, chances are they’d say a house that is decorated with lots of twinkling Christmas lights. If you asked them how to go about finding a lit building, they’d probably just tell you to wait till it’s dark and take a drive down the street in your neighborhood.
While this merits a few chuckles from those of us who know better, many are still left in the dark when it comes time to go about finding lit buildings and fiber optic network maps. Thankfully, NEF’s online application, FiberLocator, gives you on-demand access to source maps and network data from an easy-to-use online portal. The advanced search functionality even allows you to query down to the address level to find a lit building.
Why should you find a lit building and know the connectivity providers in the first place? Simple: when carriers compete, you win. If you are a business looking to change/upgrade your telecom service in your existing building, knowing the various providers can give you negotiating leverage and help you get the best service and SLA for your budget. If you’re renting or buying new space, finding a lit building is the most cost effective alternative for fast and robust connections because the fiber optical network is already present, eliminating the need to invest additional capital in setting up a network with your desired carrier. And finally, if you are a commercial real estate broker, finding lit buildings for your clients gives them access to the high bandwidth they need to do business more affordably and effectively – and sets you apart from your competition.
See how FiberLocator can help you find a lit building now. After you’re done finding a lit building on FiberLocator, you can take a drive around the neighborhood with your kids to enjoy their version of “lit buildings” as well.
Merry Christmas from the entire team at NEF!