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There's a lot to say in the world of fiber optic networking - planning, design, mapping, technology, software, database, permitting, dark fiber, fiber-to-the-home. The experienced network professionals of 3-GIS know the challenges you face & implement solutions daily.

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Oct 4, 2022 8:40:54 AM
  • API
  • Press

CDG introduces 3-GIS integration for MBS

Champaign, IL – Communications Data Group (CDG) is pleased to announce the recent integration between CDG’s MBS consumer and enterprise billing and OSS solution and 3-GIS’s fiber network management software. The initial phase of the integration allows MBS clients utilizing 3-GIS software solutions to manage the address structure creation and ONT equipment creation and removal in 3-GIS through MBS, while the 3-GIS Patch Panel assignment to the address is managed in 3-GIS and then automatically generated in MBS. Additional phases to expand the integration and create 1-click access between the two systems are planned for the future.

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Sep 25, 2022 10:29:59 PM
  • Press
  • FTTH

3-GIS lands on the Broadband Communities Magazine FTTH Top 100 list

For the seventh year in a row, 3-GIS has been chosen for the Broadband Communities Magazine Fiber-to-the-Home Top 100 list. The magazine’s list honors leaders and innovators of high-speed internet projects servicing homes and communities across the United States. 3-GIS, a leader in fiber design and management software and services, was selected as one of the leading companies to watch out for among all other fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) players in 2022.

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Sep 25, 2022 7:32:03 PM
  • As-built
  • Press

Along the path: Achieving better as-builts

Welcome to the 2022 Q2 edition of Along the Path. In this edition, we review tips to increase velocity during fiber engineering and construction, maintain operational efficiency, and achieve better as-builts.

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Aug 16, 2022 8:30:00 AM
  • Fiber network management

Stop the status quo: Rethink your fiber network management strategy

Here is a conundrum: if fiber technology is ever-changing, why would you ever embrace the status quo for your long-term fiber network deployment and management strategy?

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May 23, 2022 5:00:00 PM
  • Android
  • 3-GIS | Mobile

Give me more RAM: Android’s changing hardware specifications impact on 3-GIS | Mobile

As most people know, technology, particularly hardware, continues to mature and advance. I think back to the first desktop computer my family had and the jaw-dropping 128k of RAM it had and compare that to the laptop I am writing on that has 16 gigabytes of RAM. That's 16,777,216k!!! The change did not happen overnight. It happened over about 35 years in my example. While not exclusive to Android, we are seeing this evolution continue today with the new releases of the Android operating system.

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May 12, 2022 11:46:57 AM
  • Cloud security

Cloud security-Part 5:Auditing cloud security for improvement

According to predictions in The 2020 Data Attack Surface Report1, by 2025 there will be around 100 zettabytes of data stored in the cloud globally. That’s 100 billion (100 followed by 9 zeros) GBs. Total global data storage is projected to exceed 200 zettabytes by 2025. This includes data stored on private and public IT infrastructures, on utility infrastructures, on private and public cloud data centers, on personal computing devices — PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones — and on IoT (Internet-of-Things) devices.

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Apr 4, 2022 7:45:22 AM
  • Cloud security

Cloud security-Part 4:Response to online threats during times of elevated risk

I'd like to focus on cyber security in times of heightened threats today. As we are in unprecedented times, we need to stay alert and be smarter about how we respond.

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Mar 31, 2022 11:51:00 AM
  • API
  • Press

Along the path: All about APIs

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Along the Path. With fiber, it's all about speed. At the end of each quarter, we'll cover a new topic that helps you blaze along the path to smarter fiber deployment and management. This edition is all about APIs.

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