News, insights, and industry knowledge from the GEOGRAPH team.

FTTx Planning: Four Key Things to Consider

In today’s landscape, service providers are expected to have adaptable, reliable, and scalable networks to meet increasingly diverse needs across a variety of markets. Therefore, planning an FTTx network requires thinking strategically about current and future demands as well as conditions at the network location. Based on our experience as network planners and engineers, we […]

Drops: Splice Them Now or Later?

Building a fiber-optic network comes with a high cost, almost two-thirds of which is labor cost. No surprise, service operators look for ways to reduce expenses and increase ROI without sacrificing quality. The question of where and when to splice seems insignificant but it does affect the bottom line. Is it more cost-saving to install […]

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Three Most Common Ways to Finance Broadband Networks

The business of building a broadband network is expensive. As an expert yourself, you know that every decision you make, from designing to staking, comes with balancing up-front costs and forecasted future revenue. By thoroughly planning your next build, including estimates of capital and maintenance expenditures, you and other stakeholders can make an informed decision […]


Why It is Important to Migrate and Visualize ALL Your Wireline Assets

Fiber optics networks are all the rage now. And for good reasons: they are more reliable and easier to maintain and increase customer satisfaction, to name a few. But what about good ol’ copper? Often times copper is seen as a legacy technology. Many network operators that still rely on copper either disregard it or […]

Impact of Covid-19 on Broadband: Now and Beyond

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, demand for data use and broadband capacity has skyrocketed and will continue to rise. Network operators have been dealing with this challenge successfully – the virus didn’t break the Internet.  Still, these uncertain times necessitate a change in how network operators think about planning, designing, and maintaining broadband networks at […]

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Top Reasons to Make GIS Your System of Record

Broadband is becoming the Gold Rush of the new century. As network operators, you provide your customers with the most modern and technologically-advanced services. Your ability to adapt, plan, and build new services is what will separate you from your competitors. The question is, why would you trust the knowledge and insight of your network […]

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Switches and Ditches

Having spent so much time in the Telecom Engineering field, we basically boiled our job duties down to Switches and Ditches. These were the two fundamental parts of telecommunication networks. There were the black boxes on one end doing the switching and the cable in the middle being put in ditches. Picture two tin cans […]

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So, What Do You Do?

So, What do you do? During my career as a Telecom Engineer and now as a Software Executive, many people ask me; “ So what is it that you do?” My wife of almost 20 years is still confused by it. I usually start off by saying; “ You know the telephone lines you see […]

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An Old Technology With New Ideas

It is amazing to believe, but the United States ranks 29th in Broadband penetration. Stop and think about that for a moment. While you ponder that ranking, here are a few more stats to consider. 84.2% of the U.S. population has access to the internet. 30% of all available homes have access to fiber. Take-rate […]