Getting your community Lit starts by leveraging our experience from deploying networks to millions of homes and businesses throughout the country. Our team will conduct an on-site strategy session with the community and all project stakeholders to discuss best practices in designing, engineering, permitting, policy creation or enhancements, constructing, and maintaining a fiber to everything Open Application Network.
In partnership with Vetro FiberMap and CostQuest, our preliminary designs are produced using their automated design software based on GIS base map layers and data collected from LiDAR or other means of field collection. The designs will combine quantitative analysis with machine learning to generate designs that are optimized for cost efficient network deployment. This reduces planning and design time by 90% and reduces material and labor by at least 10%.
Our partners, Continental Mapping have worked with us to bring state of the art asset management that will not only benefit the open applications network being constructed but will be data for autonomous vehicles, sensors, and 5G antennae placement.
MREA and CRO
Make Ready Engineering Assessment and Construction Ride Out is a must to accurately estimate the costs of the network deployment. We use experienced resources to evaluate the path that the infrastructure will need to placed.
Our team uses data-driven decisions along side community and political engagement that keeps residents and business owners educated throughout the network deployment. Knowing who the prospective network customers are and where they live or work can make projects more successful. Aggregating demand via Take Rate surveys is a key factor.
What sets us apart from the competition is our ability to analyze all the big data collected in the previous tasks and create a financial model, road map for funding, policy strategic plan, smart city 10 year strategy, and a schedule that will only succeed. Our process and business plans have brought communities to connectivity faster than anyone in the country. Please feel free to reach out for references.
Open Application Networks are for the community and our models create the ability for every type of funding model to be considered including bonds, private equity and debt, construction loans, grants, and public private partnership structures. Each market is different and we will customize for the individual communities need.
Our engineering partner, Foresite Group is leading the industry in fiber network value engineering and Lit’s CEO created the Network Design Division 4 years ago. Their team of network engineers and project managers will complete the GIS specific designs based on the network architecture selected for the specific community. Through a blend of technology and human experience, Foresite Group creates accurate designs the first time. The savings in construction and materials costs will only make your Lit Community that much more of home run!
We partner with distributors and directly with only the best vendors in the industry like Corning, Duraline, Nokia, and many more. No matter the size of the network needed for the community we are working with, we will leverage across multiple projects for volume pricing to help on the bottom line.
We typically work with local construction companies to build out Lit Communities. Because broadband networks are a public utility that will always be enhanced, in our mind we feel strongly that this work must be done locally. We hire and train local to kick off the networks immediate economic explosion! We have construction partners across the country to supplement during the ramp up periods. Our partners are the best in the country in safety and customer service with the resources to meet any type of scheduled deployment for connectivity.
Operate and Maintain
The technical operator of the infrastructure is the most important step in an Open Application Network. We have the partners to come in from the beginning or we can train a community that has experience in running their own utility. This part of the process should remain neutral as well for the Open Application Model to have the most success.
In order to start your Open Application Network and begin down the path of true competition and service cost savings you must have the providers. We work with only the best and create a scaled model that will allow each provider economic success. Through this partnership model we create win-win scenarios. Our initial services will always include at a minimum internet, voice, TV, Telehealth, and smart applications for homes and businesses.
Initial providers for the most recent Medina County Fiber Open Access project: https://www.ifiber.tv/
Be Smart from the Start
In order to build a community network that will thrive in the technological age, communities must be thinking long term on how they will implement smart city applications. From flying cars to emission testing to gun shot recognition software there will always be evolution in how we use technology. Create a road map where all smart verticals will work on your network. Lit will give you the ability to transform your community into the 21st Century by creating a 10 year road map that typically starts with improving the cities needs while expanding out to the residents and business owners as the network turns into a living and breathing ecosystem of communication!