The problem addressed is the in economic inefficiency of under utilized assets (Map 1- current state). The problem is not a new one (Map 2 International). If a 3rd party builds an entirely new network it adds to the economic inefficiency (Map 3). Light the Way Solutions promotes collaborative construction to share in the labor costs with multiple options (Map 4 - Future State), Community by Community, where all are better off from where they are today How all will win
Google Map 1 – Current state (map 1) – What you see in this map is how all the providers have fiber up to a point, but have not completed the last mile due to the economics. Interesting, what you would see in fairly new neighborhoods is that both did put fiber all the way to home, as when given a choice and they had to build anyway, they put in fiber optics
Google Map 2 – International (map 2)– Take a look at how early in the 1980’s you saw a similar phenomena at the shores of the US. Without AT&T influencing others to sit down and put their differences to the side, driven by the profit motive, they got all the players together to lower the unit cost for them. The problems that had to be solved, such as meet me points, technology, funding, maintenance along with the scope and timing of the construction, had to be solved between US and Foreign Carriers.
Google Map 3 – Google building a new Network adds to the Economic Inefficiency ( map 3 ) - This map shows how adding another network would not be wise, as it adds to less asset utilization that is borne by the customers. Instead, if a Municipality was to use its influence to have the Telco/Cable players to quit competing on legacy technology (copper/coaxial), and upgrade to an all fiber network, all players involved are better off from where they are today, including Wireless and Satellite providers.
Google Map 4 – Future state – The Light The Way Solutions ( Map 4) - From a Network 101 view, you only have a couple of options. You can run multiple fibers from a common point where the Providers have fiber in their core network, to the home/site (last mile), or you can run a single fiber. How you fund and maintain the investment is in the solutions scope also. We are independent of the Providers. which is at the cornerstone of our solutions. With labor being 50-70% of the cost, by collaborating on a major upgrade project, Providers benefit by reducing construction costs by 25-35%, to realize the benefits that are well documented in independent research. How all will win
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