Somerset, New Jersey – March 22, 2023 – VCTI, the broadband and network technology experts, will discuss the critical data analytics and insights needed to develop a strong fiber deployment strategy at the inaugural Connected America conference, taking place March 28-29 in Dallas. Connected America will bring together national, state, and local communications service providers alongside the public sector, enterprise verticals, and suppliers to discuss how and why to improve broadband coverage in America. VCTI is participating as a silver sponsor, and CEO Raj Singh will participate in a panel discussion, “The Path to Full Fiber,” at 11:30 am on March 28.
With increased activity in light of the anticipated BEAD funding and responses to the FCC maps, broadband service providers are focused on prioritizing key markets and understanding the business case and cost of expansion. In Q4 of 2022, VCTI announced that it had supported $1B in grant applications. At the Connected America conference, VCTI will share key learnings from this work and the sophisticated market and network cost optimization enabled by its Broadband Investment Optimization data analytics and fiber deployment planning platform.
“We look forward to connecting with service providers, municipalities, and potential partners at Connected America. We are entering a crucial time for service providers as they look to access federal funding to expand and defend their markets,” said VCTI CEO Raj Singh. “With an increased focus on bridging the digital divide, service providers must implement a data-driven prioritization of their investments as they plan the growth strategies of their network. We look forward to sharing the ways our geospatial data analytics platform can help them build and execute their business plans to maximize returns.”
About VCTI’s BIO Offering
VCTI’s Broadband Investment Optimization (BIO) Service identifies viable technology options with economic analysis in targeted areas to help service providers prioritize infrastructure investment and strengthen collaboration with local governments for public/private partnerships. VCTI determines underserved and serviceable households and communities in targeted expansion areas within or tangential to the provider’s current footprint using machine learning technology, highly accurate location data, mapping services, and infrastructure information. Once the targeted areas are determined, the service identifies all the technological options available. VCTI’s sophisticated design algorithms rapidly design wireline, wireless or hybrid networks to optimize the number of households and businesses the provider can reach with each investment. Targeted areas for expansion, available technology options, and economic analysis are identified to help service providers make long-term investment decisions.