Connected2Fiber News and Press

OPTK Networks Cuts Deal Response Time By 50% And Plans New Network Routes By Leveraging Connected2Fiber

BOSTON — July 14, 2020 — Connected2Fiber, the location engagement platform for network buyers and sellers, announced today that OPTK Networks will expand their use of The Connected World platform beyond wholesale selling to include intelligently automating their direct sales activities and creating business cases for expansion of network routes…Read More

Location Intelligence

By: Ben Edmond— (originally published in ISE Magazine) Telecom network growth in North America is prime for breakout levels, encouraged by trends like the race to 5G. Verizon’s recent network expansion throughout the US last year is a well-known example; the carrier aimed to build 1,000 route miles of fiber every month throughout 60 cities. …Read More

Connected2Fiber Adds Serviceability Portal Capability To Its Platform To Help Clients Transform Channel Selling

BOSTON — June 16, 2020 — Connected2Fiber, the location engagment platform for network buyers and sellers, announced today the launch of its serviceability portal to help clients drive more revenue through their channel selling efforts…Read More

Transforming the Transformers

By: Ben Edmond— (originally published in Pipeline Magazine) Digital transformation means a lot of things to a lot of different people, depending on their perspective, industry position and experiences. While some see it as a shift towards the use of new digital technology to realize cost savings, others view digital transformation as a complete overhaul of their organization’s processes and procedures to reinvent experiences…Read More

Intelligent Fiber Network Plans Market Expansion And Automates Wholesale Selling Of Over 80,000 Serviceable Locations Using Connected2Fiber

BOSTON — May 19, 2020 Connected2Fiber, the location engagment platform for network buyers and sellers, announced today that Intelligent Fiber Network (IFN), a provider of state-of-the-art technology services, including fiber, has expanded their use of The Connected World platform to plan market expansion and monetize over 80,000 recently-identified, serviceable locations. As a location engagement platform powered by insights into over 350 million locations, The Connected World enabled IFN to identify over 80,000 serviceable, near-net locations and distribute that coverage automatically to over a dozen partners in their preferred format. Moreover, IFN leveraged the deep, location-based insight of Connected2Fiber’s platform to successfully plan market expansion….Read More

Alluvion Communications Signs on with Connected2Fiber to Gain Insight Into and Engage Thousands of Serviceable Locations

BOSTON — April 23th, 2020 Connected2Fiber, the location engagement platform for network buyers and sellers, announced today that Alluvion Communications, a premier provider of bespoke voice, data, and fiber solutions, has signed on to Connected2Fiber’s Connected World platform to unlock a variety of capabilities aimed at driving revenue growth. The platform will specifically help Alluvion identify thousands of additional serviceable commercial locations, primarily in Arizona, and drive intelligence and automation into the prioritization and pursuit of those opportunities from both a wholesale and enterprise perspective.Read More

Connected2Fiber Maps More Than 4.2 Million Serviceable Locations for BeyondReach, Helping to Deliver Connectivity to Underserved Areas

Connected2Fiber’s Near-Net Analysis, Availability Engine API and Demand Engine combine to uncover new serviceable locations and buyer intent data for BeyondReach

BOSTON — Feb. 27, 2020 Connected2Fiber, the location engagement platform for network buyers and sellers, announced today that BeyondReach, a provider of internet connectivity solutions specializing in hard-to-reach areas, has mapped millions of previously unidentified serviceable locations using Connected2Fiber’s Connected World Platform. As a location engagement platform, The Connected World marries detailed location, network, and tenant data with a robust ecosystem of…Read More

Connected2Fiber Provides Unprecedented Prospect Targeting Capabilities and Network Expansion Insights to Uniti Fiber

Uniti Fiber Deploys Connected2Fiber’s Market Explorer and Network Intelligence Solutions to Uncover Ideal Prospects and Make Informed Network Expansion Decisions

BOSTON — Feb. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Connected2Fiber, the go-to-market platform for network buyers and sellers, announced today that Uniti Fiber, a provider of infrastructure solutions, including cell site backhaul and small cell for wireless operators, and Ethernet, wavelengths and dark fiber for telecom carriers and enterprises, has deployed Connected2Fiber’s Market Explorer and Network Intelligence solutions. Connected2Fiber’s platform automates the discovery and prospecting of new customers using in-depth location, tenant, and network data. Moreover, Uniti Fiber …Read More

Connected2Fiber Wins PTC Award For “Outstanding Network Intelligence and Management Company”

Award Recognizes Software Company’s Location-Specific Insight & Applications

BOSTON — Jan. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Connected2Fiber, the go-to-market platform for network buyers and sellers, announced today that it has received the prestigious Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) Award for “Outstanding Network Intelligence and Management Company” this week at the annual PTC Awards in Honolulu, Hawaii. The award is one in a category that highlights network-centric products, services…Read More

Vision Net Nearly Doubles Serviceable Locations & Streamlines Location Management with Connected2Fiber

Montana Company Deploys Connected2Fiber’s Full Suite of Location-Based Network Selling Solutions

BOSTON — December 19, 2019Connected2Fiber, the go-to-market platform for network buyers and sellers, announced today that Vision Net, a Montana-based telecommunications solution provider, will deploy a more comprehensive suite of applications from the company’s automation platform, which focuses on driving network-based deal identification, participation, targeting and pricing through the use of location-based insight. Having nearly doubled its serviceable location footprint using Connected2Fiber’s Near-Net Analysis as well as driven sales through the automated communication of that footprint to partners using Connected2Fiber’s Building List Manager capability, Vision Net will expand its use of The Connected World platform to include the offerings that will help…Read More

MetroNet Signs On With Connected2Fiber To Automate Communication Of Full Network Reach To Partners

BOSTON — November 19, 2019Connected2Fiber, , the go-to-market platform for network buyers and sellers, announced today that MetroNet, an FTTH provider with over 19,000 fiber route miles in the Midwest that focuses on both residential and traditional commercial services, has signed an agreement to implement The Connected World platform, including its Near-Net Analysis and Building List Management capabilities. Connected2Fiber’s Near-Net Analysis offering uses deep, location-based insight to identify buildings within close proximity to a network service provider’s route, driving discovery of new serviceable locations…Read More

Connected2Fiber Secures $1.5 Million Financing from Silicon Valley Bank

SAN FRANCISCO & BOSTON — October 30, 2019Connected2Fiber, the Industry Cloud for Connectivity, announces today that it has entered into a growth capital term loan agreement with Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world’s most innovative companies and their investors. This agreement provides up to $1.5 million of new capital to Connected2Fiber to be used for continued company growth, enhanced product offerings and expansion into new markets. This news comes just three months after Connected2Fiber announced a $5.3 million round of funding earmarked for further investment in product development… Read More

Connected2Fiber Joins AT&T Partner Exchange

Boston, MA – September 9, 2019 – Connected2Fiber, the Industry Cloud for Connectivity, announced today that it has joined the AT&T Partner Exchange® reseller program as an ecosystem partner and is authorized to engage with the wide range of program members to help drive their organizational growth and adoption of AT&T solutions. Now, Connected2Fiber will work with AT&T Partner Exchange member organizations to automate a variety of their critical go-to-market functions, from planning to pricing… Read More

Connected2Fiber Secures $5.3 Million To Accelerate The Growth Of The Industry Cloud For Connectivity

Boston, MA – July 30, 2019 – Connected2Fiber, the Industry Cloud for Connectivity, announced today that it has closed a $5.3 million round of funding from Ascent Venture Partners, Osage Venture Partners, Nauta Capital, and NXT Ventures. The company plans to use its latest round of funding to accelerate growth through further investment in product development and go-to-market activities… Read More

Bluebird Network Adopts Data-Driven Sales Prospecting With Connected2Fiber’s Market Explorer Capability

Boston, MA – July 18, 2019 – Connected2Fiber, the Industry Cloud for Connectivity, announces today that Bluebird Network has signed an agreement to extend their use of The Connected World platform by signing up for the company’s Market Explorer capability. Bluebird Network is an existing client and utilizing many of the platform’s capabilities, including Building List Manager, which automates the process of developing a comprehensive building list and sending it to trusted partners… Read More

StrataNet Signs On With Connected2Fiber To Communicate New Asian Footprint To Partners

Boston, MA – May 29, 2019 – Connected2Fiber, the Industry Cloud for Connectivity, announces today that StrataNet has signed an agreement to implement The Connected World solution.

The telecommunications sector has historically had a reputation as being a technology adoption laggard. While the industry produces some of the most critical infrastructure for running cutting-edge applications, the companies that comprise the space are often still stuck in a world of spreadsheets, manual processes, and outdated technology. In particular, critical go-to-market activities are often built off poorly constructed lists and human relationships. While sub-par market visibility and process inefficiencies damage growth prospects in the short term, this is nothing compared to the market share network operators Read More

Telcos: Become Data Driven or Get Left Behind

By Ben Edmond, CEO and Founder Of Connected2Fiber, May 13, 2019 The telecommunications sector has historically had a reputation as being a technology adoption laggard. While the industry produces some of the most critical infrastructure for running cutting-edge applications, the companies that comprise the space are often still stuck in a world of spreadsheets, manual processes, and outdated technology. In particular, critical go-to-market activities are often built off poorly constructed lists and human relationships. While sub-par market visibility and process inefficiencies damage growth prospects in the short term, this is nothing compared to the market share network operators… read more

Connected2Fiber Launches Network Finder For The Agent Community

Master agents and sub-agents can easily search commercial locations to determine on-net and near-net network service providers

Boston, MA – April 16th, 2019 – Connected2Fiber, the Industry Cloud for Connectivity, announced today the launch of its stand-alone Network Finder capability for the agent community. Connected2Fiber’s Network Finder module enables users to search virtually any commercial location in the United States and instantly retrieve detailed, accurate data on the Network service providers that serve that location – from the Location Exchange Carrier (LEC)… read more

location intelligence

Location Intelligence: Transforming The Way Service Providers Partner and Sell

By Ben Edmond, CEO and Founder Of Connected2Fiber, January 19, 2019

Ben Edmond, CEO and Founder of Connected2Fiber, explores how location Intelligence is transforming the way service providers partner and sell…

Growth is a popular topic in any business, but no industry is exactly like telecommunications.The vertical is a very physical one that focuses on building out expensive connectivity, and the players are very fragmented with many national, regional, and local participants. Thriving in this environment requires developing a trusted ecosystem… read more

CPQ Tool

Connected2Fiber Launches Intelligent CPQ Tool

New cloud solution brings advanced price optimization into automated Configuration Price Quotation (CPQ) workflow for the connectivity industry

Boston, MA – January 21, 2019Connected2Fiber the leading cloud platform built for the connectivity industry, announced today the launch of their newest product, Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ). CPQ is a cloud-based product catalog and quoting tool that enables users to quickly and intelligently create price quotes with automation, combined with granular, location-based insights… read more

Ben Edmond

How To Make The Push To The ‘Edge’ A Key Growth Driver

January 14, 2019 – by Ben Edmond, Connected2Fiber As investment expands for distributed infrastructure, data center and network operators need to invest in location intelligence to make the push to the edge a growth driver for them. It’s unquestionable that investment in data center infrastructure will continue for the foreseeable future. For quite some time, the investment was primarily in massive data centers consolidated in strategic locations (e.g. Ashburn, VA) to serve up a variety of internet-based services… read more

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