How Automation Is Driving Wholesale and Channel Market Participation

Many network operators are challenged with a lack of visibility into their network assets, which makes it difficult to update and distribute building lists to customers.

One company that is solving this challenge is Connected2Fiber with its SaaS platform The Connected World. The Connected World is the connectivity industry’s first market acceleration platform built specifically for helping network operators to see and manage their assets with market intelligence. It enables OnNet and NearNet location management as well as route tracking, building list automation and interconnection right from a visual, automated toolset that is specially designed for the connectivity industry.

Just recently, Connected2Fiber announced that Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC) has signed an agreement to implement The Connected World. The company has also adopted the Building List Manager, which is Connected2Fiber’s automated module for creating and distributing OnNet and NearNet building lists.

MBC creates unique public-private partnerships for building and operating open-access fiber networks. MBC has built over 1,800 route miles of fiber in Southern Virginia in order to fuel private sector competition and reduce costs to accelerate digital inclusiveness. The company’s middle-mile wholesale fiber network provides affordable infrastructure and carrier-class broadband connectivity. MBC has successfully partnered with regional economic development entities in order to attract new business and jobs to Southern Virginia with its open access fiber network.

“We operate one of the largest networks in Southern Virginia, providing much needed fiber optic access from key carrier hotels such as Equinix’s Ashburn campus to rural locations throughout Southern Virginia,” stated Dave Keller, VP of Sales and Business Development at MBC.  “Now, with Connected2Fiber, we have a platform that can create, design and program building lists to be distributed in customer-preferred formats in less than four clicks, a process that will increase our participation in the market with carriers, service providers and content companies needing access to our reach.  We also get access to the visualization tool, showing our entire internal team our routes, OnNet and NearNet buildings and key market data, eliminating version control or manual updates.  We are excited to partner with Connected2Fiber and implement their platform to help drive growth and participation.”

Ben Edmond, CEO and Founder of Connected2Fiber, also spoke about the agreement.

“We welcome Mid-Atlantic Broadband to our platform and look forward to helping them drive participation in the wholesale, channel and content markets,” Edmond said.  “Mid-Atlantic Broadband is a leading provider of fiber transport throughout the Virginia region, and provides a unique network to the market.  Networks like MBC provide tremendous value to the market, and it is our mission to make sure their reach is participating with all of their partners, every time they build new routes and add more OnNet buildings. Location management and intelligence are at the heart of The Connected World, ensuring transparency for market intelligence to provide context and help network operators like MBC grow.”

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