Telarus Inc. has completed the development of in-house software that shows its agents where fiber is physically located.
The tool is layered on top of Google Maps, which means Telarus agents can see the path the fiber takes while locating availability of Ethernet broadband services for clients.
The lit building-locating feature was added to GeoQuote last year, and the fiber route add-on was completed with cooperation from Telarus’ newest vendor, American Fiber Systems, as well as Level 3 Communications. American Fiber Systems’ routes are visible now, and Level 3’s complete fiber footprint will be visible in the coming weeks.
Lance Akins, vice president of sales for Telarus, said the tool will allow agents to identify opportunities for buildouts for customers who are not in fiber-lit buildings, but are close to a subterranean fiber route.
Telarus agents can use the GeoQuote Ethernet tool to locate the lit buildings of several companies including American Fiber Systems, AireSpring, Cavalier, Telnes, Level3, NuVox, MegaPath, Qwest, tw telecom and XO Communications. ACC Business is expected to come online in the next 30 days.
The public can access a carrier-neutral view of fiber-lit buildings using Telarus’ www.ShopforEthernet.com portal.