Why Bandwidth Pricing Varies Based on Location

By Matt Clark - President, MasterStream ERP on Oct 6, 2021 11:46:38 AM

With increased accessibility to the internet over the past two decades, the internet has become vital to nearly every aspect of our lives, including how we communicate, how businesses operate, how money is exchanged, and more.

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BandwidthFinder Isn't Just a Fiber Locator Tool

By Matt Clark - President, MasterStream ERP on Sep 21, 2021 1:27:39 PM

A fiber locator tool is used to discover and distribute information concerning the existence of fiber optic infrastructure. Fiber locator tools are used most often by network operators, telecom providers, and telecom agents to determine the existence of fiber optics in a building. They also determine where the closest fiber infrastructure exists, if it isn’t already in the building they are researching.

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How BandwidthFinder Delivers a More Efficient, Evolved Approach to Bandwidth Solutions

By Matt Clark - President, MasterStream ERP on Aug 19, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Advancements in technology have allowed local, national, and global communications to increase exponentially. Looking towards the future, communication needs are being met with $1.8 trillion in private sector investments in U.S. broadband infrastructure. With this influx comes more telecom provider options, so how should businesses go about choosing the right provider?

In the past, finding the right bandwidth solutions required a significant amount of time investment on the part of sales professionals. With today’s intelligence platforms, access to data information allows for a much easier research process that requires little more than an address from the researcher. Plus, it allows bandwidth providers to be found much more easily as well.

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The Value of BandwidthFinder: A Bandwidth Provider Serviceability Tool

By Matt Clark - President, MasterStream ERP on Jul 29, 2021 8:00:00 AM

The internet has become infused into daily living and business operations. With 87 percent of people in the U.S. using the internet, a count that is expected to increase alongside increases in mobile devices and electronics markets, some argue that it should be considered a utility because it is essential for modern living.

For a long time, businesses seeking bandwidth services have delegated too many hours to researching bandwidth providers. These days, with the right tool, those hours that would have been dedicated to research can now be directed towards the business’s core competencies.

BandwidthFinder exists to make the bandwidth provider research process easier and faster for professionals in the telecom industry. All you need is an address to see which providers are available, and our algorithm quickly does all the work. Here’s how it works:

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How Global Address Management Allows for Bandwidth Providers to Level Up

By Matt Clark - President, MasterStream ERP on Jul 9, 2021 6:24:59 AM

Worldwide, consumers and businesses have embraced the rapid growth of technology with more than 59 zettabytes of data captured in 2020 and an expected $3.7 trillion spent on information technology products by businesses in 2021. With these massive technology spending budgets, businesses are figuring out, first, what to do with the constant flow of information and, second, how to access it easily.

When performing bandwidth provider research online, a telecom salesperson is looking first and foremost for quick, relevant data. And for good reason: as part of the reported 2021 information technology product budget, businesses are expected to spend upwards of $704 billion on telecommunications systems.

Professionals in the telecom industry have access to a global address network, which is a database of fiber carriers and broadband carriers that provide services to a physical address, providing quick, relevant information. However, telecom providers leverage many different techniques to standardize or validate their addresses. There is no single method between all providers, which makes address matching between disparate systems a challenge.

Global address management is the ability to consume disparate address data from external sources and unify those addresses into a single structure that allows users to search a specific address and receive matches from all providers regardless of their address naming and validation methods.

With the right tool, such as BandwidthFinder, bandwidth service providers can gain a few benefits:

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Take Serviceability on the Go with a Mobile-Friendly Fiber Finder

By Matt Clark - President, MasterStream ERP on Jun 10, 2021 6:49:32 AM

Manual serviceability research, which used to be a necessary cost of doing business for bandwidth providers, is tedious, time-consuming, and prone to error.

Fortunately, modern automation technology has transformed the way bandwidth providers do business, allowing them to take serviceability on the go with the right tools. In fact, thanks to automated serviceability research, the days of combing through data and staring at fiber maps may be entirely a thing of the past.

With that said, offering a solid, mobile-friendly digital experience that aligns with modern consumer preferences is essential for achieving success in today’s climate. Most serviceability tools are designed for desktop, because data and mapping technology does not lend itself well to smaller mobile footprints

In this article, we’ll share tips for evaluating mobile-friendliness, plus discuss why it matters in the bandwidth service industry.

BandwidthFinder is the solution to your telecom serviceability worries. Learn  more.

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Bandwidth Service Providers and Data Privacy Control

By Matt Clark - President, MasterStream ERP on May 13, 2021 11:25:51 AM

When performing telecom research online, the quality of your research is determined, first and foremost, by your ability to access relevant, quality data.

For bandwidth service providers, this important data comes in the form of public and private data sets that can be combined together to build a complete picture of bandwidth at any given address. As telecom sales professionals seek out the best bandwidth serviceability for their clients, they need the ability to access this full spectrum of data—and to sort and filter data to generate valuable insights relevant to any client’s needs

The right software tools can help your sales team and partners access public and private telecom data, bring disparate data together, and enable customized views to support efficient, accurate service—giving your business the insights it needs to optimize service configuration and quoting to meet your clients’ needs.

Here’s how an automated, data-connected tool like BandwidthFinder can support your research process.

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Taking Bandwidth Solutions up a Notch: Swap Data Stacks for Careful Recommendations

By Matt Clark - President, MasterStream ERP on Apr 29, 2021 10:14:45 AM

Data stacks provide an essential service in organizing data sets to store information and support easy management and processing of this data. But the infrastructure of these data stacks can vary widely, depending on the supporting software behind them.

Outdated or limited data stacks can create limitations for what you’re able to achieve through these structures, especially when it comes to evaluating bandwidth solutions and performing other essential services as a telecom business.

If you’re working with an existing data stack that requires a lot of manual lifting and restricts your data processing capabilities, you might be able to improve your telecom customer experience by upgrading the data stacks used in your bandwidth solutions.

Here are some of the benefits that can come with swapping out your data stacks.

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Why Connectivity Is Critical When Selecting a Bandwidth Provider

By Matt Clark - President, MasterStream ERP on Apr 15, 2021 11:34:36 AM

In business and in our day-to-day lives, we all live in a connected world. When it comes to choosing a bandwidth provider to support your business through telecom infrastructure, this connectivity takes on a different meaning altogether.

Although connectivity is important to any company that conducts at least some of its business online, the proliferation of digital tools and cloud-based business solutions has turned connectivity into a mission-critical service that must be accounted for when choosing a bandwidth provider.

Here’s a look at the way connectivity affects your business operations, your customer experience, and your ability to keep pace with the changes brought on by digital transformation.

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Tiresome Research Make Way For Bandwidth Solutions

By Don Roots, VP of Sales, MasterStream ERP on Mar 25, 2021 7:05:35 AM

The old way of researching bandwidth solutions is labor-intensive. Between tracking down location data and inputting data points, telecom businesses lose a lot of time to a research process that—despite its tedious process—doesn’t always deliver the most reliable results.

Manual research isn't just costly and threatened by manual input errors. They also restrict your company’s ability to scale its service to a larger customer base. And, as the demand grows more complex, involving larger sets of location data that both complicates data acquisition and input variables, the research demands of location and bandwidth solutions only continue to grow.

New research tools are desperately needed to help telecom businesses keep pace with the modern world. Fortunately, automated tools and customized dashboards are making it easier than ever to bring this digital transformation to your own bandwidth research process.

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