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Oct 8, 2018 11:21:58 AM
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  • Fiber network management
  • Telecom technologies

Get off to a fast start using 3-GIS

3-GIS can remove the complexity from fiber network management and add efficiency to your day-to-day operations. You will realize the value of 3-GIS as soon as your operations teams begin using it to work on the network. But changing management systems can be intimidating, even when you know the end result will be positive. 3-GIS has processes and resources in place that make getting started with our solution fast and easy. Here are 4 steps you can take that will help you realize the benefits of 3-GIS even faster:

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Aug 22, 2018 10:47:54 AM
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  • Fiber network management
  • Fiber network design and automation
  • Telecom technologies

Fearless fiber

Designing, building and managing fiber networks can be an intimidating job, especially for organizations just getting started with fiber. While fiber networks may seem complex they play an important role in economic development. 3-GIS can take the complexity out of fiber management and design. At the 2018 TVPPA Expo in Chattanooga 3-GIS’s CEO, Tom Counts, gave a presentation on how to get fiber projects to your community faster. 

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Jun 29, 2018 10:18:00 AM
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  • Fiber network construction
  • Fiber network management
  • Fiber network design and automation

Eliminating the risks of bridging the digital divide

Winning an RDOF block in the upcoming auction is a priority for many co-ops and rural telecom providers right now. Building and expanding rural networks, however, can come with potential risks and questions for which these potential bid-winners are trying to plan. In an effort to erase rural connectivity concerns, 3-GIS offers software solutions that will help de-risk these companies' projects and eliminate the uncertainties behind bridging the digital divide.

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May 22, 2018 10:20:30 AM
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  • Fiber network management
  • Fiber network design and automation
  • Telecom technologies

Let technology power your rural broadband project success

If your organization wins an RDOF block, you will need to come up with a plan to build and manage your new network in a way that will maximize its return. Building large networks in rural areas is a big job with a lot of potential risks. Embracing technology, specifically fiber network management and design software, can help reduce the risk and bring efficiency to all phases of the new network. Here are some of the ways the right software can maximize the ROI for RDOF projects:

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Feb 2, 2016 1:37:00 PM
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  • Fiber network management

Municipal FTTH planning - do you have all the information you need?

Whether you are a city evaluating the feasibility of a fiber to the home deployment or are a city being inundated by requests to support a carrier’s network deployment, contextually understanding the costs and supporting information required to plan a network is critical to success. This understanding includes data to support planning activities and its impacts on costs and network layout across your constituents. 3-GIS understands this process and through 3-GIS Design Services we are providing our customers with the tools necessary to make informed decisions.

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Aug 3, 2015 10:55:00 AM
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  • Fiber network management

Throw away the road map - learn to change lanes

We constantly get asked for our product roadmap - which we are glad to share, but in a lot of cases the expectations of what the roadmap will show are not in line with the way we use the roadmap internally. Many people are expecting to see a project plan that lays out the details of new functionality along with our timeline for each delivery. Our product roadmap looks much different. Of course, we have an internal development schedule that defines the functionality we are adding and time frames for each release, but that is much different than our product roadmap.

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Jul 2, 2015 1:55:00 PM
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  • Fiber network management

Is your data yours?

Data ownership is a concern of most SAAS cloud customers and is made even more complicated if multiple entities are involved. If a customer transfers their data to a SAAS provider who then outsources its infrastructure to another storage or process provider, who is responsible if the customer’s information is unavailable, lost or corrupted? As with most legal concerns we can reduce our initial anxiety by looking closely at the positions stated in the relevant terms in our agreements and contract documents so let’s take a look at a typical scenario. 

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Feb 2, 2015 11:14:00 AM
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  • Fiber network management

Adapt or die - how to win before your competitor knows you're playing

What speeds do you offer? That's the question telecoms are being asked daily. These speed demands are quickly increasing from 1- 5MB/s to 50MB/s, 100M B/s, and in many areas 1G B/s. Companies who aren't advancing their networks to provide faster services are quickly being out maneuvered in their own markets. Competition is increasing and telecoms are felling the pressure from wireless internet service providers and other telecom companies who can provide better services at faster speeds, and sometimes even lower prices.

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