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Commercial Building Real Estate: Driving Profitability with Fiber Optic Networks

On August 14, we are hosting a lunch and learn session for commercial building owners and decision makers. While the commercial real estate markets heat up through the summer months, it is a timely opportunity to demonstrate the benefits of our fiber optic network solutions. In this blog, we aim to show commercial building owners and managers how fiber-based networks can help them accomplish two key goals: attract tenants and improve the overall efficiency of their buildings’ operations.

From a telecom perspective, fiber stands a cut above competing connectivity options like DSL, copper-coax and wireless technologies. Essentially, fiber offers its end-users higher bandwidth, faster internet speeds, greater cloud access, better signal strength and greater security. Because it is less vulnerable to cyberattacks and allows for extremely fast downloads/uploads of huge files, it is perfect for the growing number of companies using cloud services (CRM, Amazon, Office 365) for daily business operations. It should come as no surprise then that a growing number of modern enterprises are looking for office space that comes with available fiber optic-based internet.

From a real estate perspective, there is a clear financial benefit to investing in fiber optic networks for your property. In fact, because the signal strength of fiber can last at least 40 years, you can future proof your buildings for new, data-intensive technologies and business applications. Just consider the following list of already-popular technological developments which businesses from credit unions to retail chains are eager to leverage:

  • Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G Utilization
  • Mobile Computing
  • Data Mining/Business Analytics
  • Cloud-Based Applications
  • HD Video
  • Edge Computing

All these are data intensive and require the high capacity, high speeds and complete reliability that only fiber can provide.

Even if you’re not already convinced to add fiber as an option for your tenants , let’s think about fiber networks from a building management/operations perspective. With fiber networks, building managers finally have an opportunity to make their buildings ‘smart’. Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), you can install a variety of network-connected sensors, elevators, thermostats, smoke alarms and other devices to provide real-time data to facility managers in charge of monitoring performance and addressing issues. Automation, in other words, can help you reduce spending on utilities and equipment, freeing up resources to attract tenants.

Ready to add fiber optic connectivity to your commercial property’s portfolio? At DQE, we have a wide variety of customizable fiber-based network solutions that can meet your specific requirements. When you are looking to attract tenants and keep operational costs low, partnering with DQE can provide measurable benefits for your real estate endeavours. Here’s a short list of some of our most popular offerings, utilized by some of DQE’s already-connected buildings:

Find out more about these and what DQE can do for you today! Download our data sheet or contact us with your questions.

Tags: commercial buildings, Fiber Optic, network solutions

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