When giving potential tenants a tour, you are probably often asked if dedicated fiber is available and which carriers in the area provide it. In fact, if you have recently lost a deal at a location where telecom availability was not previously determined, you can bet the tenant you lost chose a location where they knew the services they needed were available.
Determining whether your building is currently “lit” for fiber requires identifying the major fiber providers in your area, and using their resources to see if they have already completed an installation. If you are in a major city you probably aren’t far from the nearest fiber connection.
Most major fiber carriers offer online maps that detail proximity to your building, which can provide instant insight into whether your building is fiber-lit. We have consolidated these maps into one tool to quickly identify which fiber providers are available in your city and determine the maximum proximity allowable to get the fiber to your building.
We have developed a new Fiber Lookup Application, a proprietary tool with the ability to determine available providers and telecommunication services at any address in the continental U.S. along with obtainable services nearby.
Using this tool in the specified building and nearby areas, we can see to following products:
- Coax cable
- Ethernet over Copper (EOC)
- Rooftop wireless
- Business Uverse
The basic outline makes comparing buildings and services simple.
If there is service to the building, you can almost certainly get services installed. There can be construction costs if there is no cabling running to other rooms, but the telecom experts at Team TTA can usually resolve this issue with the carrier at no cost.
Before signing a lease, tenants want to know the available services and their pricing. Access to this information will help you close deals and set you aside from other brokers.
Team TTA provides free Telecom Availability Reports (TARs) for any listing in the continental US that summarizes available options for services in a building. This One page report compares the service providers in the building with those that can be brought in. For each service, the TAR details price, reliability, and installation time frame; a critical factor when changing locations.
So the next time you have a client ask you, “Can I access fiber here?” send us the address, receive a free TAR, and add a key essential value your clients will benefit from.
What are My Options if My Building isn’t Lit for Fiber?
If fiber is not already “lit” in your building, and you would like to bring fiber in so that it is more marketable for current and future tenants, the costs of installing fiber service can vary significantly depending on a number of variables. Chances are, fiber cabling was never pulled into the building during construction or as part of any upgrades. Who knows where the nearest fiber even exists? Out in the boonies, its much less likely that there is anything reasonably close. Oh, there may be long haul fiber conduit right under your feet. Those don’t count. you need to be near a termination point so you can hook into the fiber optic service.
Chances are, fiber cabling was never pulled into the building during construction or as part of any upgrades. Who knows where the nearest fiber even exists? Out in the boonies it’s much less likely that there is anything reasonably close. Oh, there may be long haul fiber conduit right under your feet. Those don’t count. You need to be near a termination point so you can hook into the fiber optic service.
For most providers, in the area, understanding how much the fiber construction and installation will cost in a building requires an on-site assessment. Providers like AT&T and Spectrum will try to charge the building owner tens of thousands of dollars to make the building “fiber ready” without a signed service agreement. Team TTA can help building owners discover which providers in an area would be optimal to bring in, and can find a work around so that the providers are eating that cost. Additionally, the providers will usually charge a hefty one time installation cost, which Team TTA is almost always able to get waived.
Ethernet lit buildings offer Fiber service in bandwidths from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps in some areas. Easy interface and fast scalability, including SD-WAN, as desired. Find out what network services and pricing are available now for your commercial building anywhere in the U.S. by requesting a Telecom Availability Report from Team TTA.