Render Networks’ CEO Sam Pratt, along with other industry executives at the Broadband Communities Summit 2020 virtual event this week shared a deep-dive into the innovative models and digital methodologies used in the delivery of the City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri fiber expansion project. The $120 million project will result in no additional expense to ratepayers due to the leasing of excess fiber capacity to top-tier ISP, CenturyLink.
The industry-leading panel with executives from SpringNet, The Broadband Group, BHC Rhodes and Biarri Networks, revealed the network expansion’s forward-thinking collaboration across planning, design, engineering and construction required to turn a gigabit community into a reality.
Render’s unique digital network construction platform has played a significant role in the Springfield fiber expansion with upgraded internet capabilities for more than 113,000 households and businesses. Given the speed and scale of this project, construction efficiency and affordability were a top priority. In the panel discussion, Render shared a digital construction methodology that is currently enabling contractors to deliver a high-quality network faster and at a reduced cost.
“As this project demonstrates, there’s an increasing appetite across the country to think differently about how these networks can harness technology throughout the construction process and drive new levels of efficiency,” said Pratt. “Render’s construction management technology is first-in-market to deliver end-to-end digital construction projects, synchronizing geospatial data in real-time across all stakeholders to easily monitor progress and streamline network rollouts. We are excited to share how a differentiated approach will benefit rural communities and municipalities focused on delivering connectivity when it’s needed most.”
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