In 2004, a report showed that 90% of office buildings were not connected to fiber. Last month Vertical Systems Group revealed that in 2016 that number had fallen to 50.4%, demonstrating businesses understand the importance of fiber as a basic commercial amenity and strive to obtain it in their own facilities.
The main drivers behind fiber adoption are services such as carrier Ethernet, cloud-based applications, Unified Communications or UCaaS, and online business. Depending on the type of work companies do, transactions may depend on split-second data delivery, which only fiber can provide.
One of the primary drivers, carrier Ethernet, allows locations and businesses to connect to other office locations, data centers, etc. Carrier Ethernet provides connectivity for cell towers as well as regional municipal and research networks such as FirstNet and Internet2. Carrier Ethernet is not possible without fast, affordable, reliable connectivity, and fiber provides that connectivity.
Are you offering or planning to offer these services on your fiber network?
If you are looking for ways to increase the return on your network investment, give us a call today and let us help you build and launch the services your community needs.