Defining Serviceability Accuracy: Where Bandwidth Providers and Rating Precision Meet

March 29, 2024

Serviceability in dedicated and broadband technology services is a tug-of-war between the haves and the have-nots. Although serviceability data is crucial to connecting with the right telecom service at a given location, access to this data can be both costly and inefficient—and you and your team are often forced to choose between the two.

Performing serviceability tasks, whether as a provider, agent partner, wholesale partner, or business, can take a lot of research time. A key factor in creating more research, and in turn more labor, is the quality of the serviceability data. The more vague or less accurate the data, the more time it takes to vet out those factors.

Fortunately, modern availability tools offer capabilities that can thread the needle between cost and serviceability accuracy. Here’s a look at how Rating Precision can streamline serviceability research and improve your overall user experience.

The Challenges of Accessing Serviceability Data

The quality and price of existing serviceability tools creates a polarizing situation for consumers of this data. On one side, the data is very low quality (i.e., ZIP code-level accuracy) and free. On the other side, the only way to obtain high-quality address-level data is to pay a significant amount for each person that needs access—a pricing model that isn’t feasible for many organizations.

As a result, the licensing fees for this data can be cost-prohibitive for some subscribers. Those subscribers are then forced to choose between overpaying for tools that fail to obtain return on investment (ROI), or settling for serviceability solutions that offer low-quality data.

Because sourcing serviceability options are performed across various sources of data that vary in quality, the user is left with a time-consuming process to perform the research. Even when businesses have the internal resources to put toward this research process, the barrier to entry and ongoing costs of this process can take a huge bite out of your profit margins and your productivity.


How BandwidthFinder Levels the Serviceability Playing Field

To solve the lose-lose paradox businesses face when conducting serviceability research, BandwidthFinder offers a solution that delivers accurate bandwidth provider serviceability data at a competitive price point.

This blended approach is made possible by combining proximity and pricing models that collect data across the entire telecom market. The scalability of this solution makes serviceability data available at prices based on lookup volume, effectively serving small businesses as well as larger providers and enterprises.

Users of the platform are able to know at a glance, and without any research, the accuracy and proximity of each technology to the address(es) they search. Rating precisions range from Suite, Floor, Address, Near (within a certain distance), ZIP+4, Census, all the way to the least-accurate ZIP code.

A Fair Price for Every Telecom Business

The accuracy of serviceability data is verified through BandwidthFinder’s “Rating Precision” calculation. This quantitative approach makes it easy to rank solutions based on bandwidth provider serviceability for a specific address or group of addresses.

Through a lookup-based pricing model, businesses only have to pay for the research they conduct. This helps businesses scale their costs according to the research they conduct for their clients, resulting in true alignment of accuracy, efficiency, and price value.

Thanks to this model, the original challenges of serviceability data have been disrupted and overcome. Now everyone—including working professionals, enterprise businesses, and seasoned telecom professionals—can benefit from size-appropriate pricing and highly accurate serviceability solutions designed to deliver ROI to any subscriber.

Find out how BandwidthFinder can benefit your business—contact us for a demo today.


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