Fiber: A Real Value Add!

Track: Business

Session Number: 115
Date: Mon, Jun 3rd, 2019
Time: 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Description:

A casual break out session in which I will discuss the Fiber-To-The-Home value-add and how home buyers and home sellers could be communicating this information to increase the value of homes.  Fiber can increase the value of a home by up to 3.1%, but not many home buyers, home sellers, and agents know this fact!  With the proper tools and education, this simple fact can lead to higher home values and increased owner desirability in developments.  In recent conversations with local agents, many explained the need for a Fiber Addendum, similar to an Energy Addendum presented to home buyers that details the products in a home that provide energy savings.  With the help and partnership of the FBA, the document, "Got Fiber", was developed and we are in the process of creating a Fiber Addendum.  Using on-line tool kits, lunch and learn sessions, and marketing tools, fiber broadband companies and brokerage firms can partner to further advance the the message and benefits of Fiber-To-The-Home.
Session Type: Breakout Session

Learning Objective #1: Why having fiber adds 3.1% value to a home?
- Symmetrical upload and download speeds - why are they needed?
- Families need broadband speeds that do not decrease with an increase number of devices connected to the internet.
- Devices, app
Learning Objective #2: Ways to educate agents - thus home buyers / home sellers.
- Lunch and Learns
- Online Tool Kits
- Marketing Tools
Intended Audience Level: Intermediate
Stage of fiber deployment: Performing
Session Type: Breakout Session

Learning Objective #1: Why having fiber adds 3.1% value to a home?
- Symmetrical upload and download speeds - why are they needed?
- Families need broadband speeds that do not decrease with an increase number of devices connected to the internet.
- Devices, app
Learning Objective #2: Ways to educate agents - thus home buyers / home sellers.
- Lunch and Learns
- Online Tool Kits
- Marketing Tools
Intended Audience Level: Intermediate
Stage of fiber deployment: Performing

Speakers

Primary Presenter
Kara L. Chandeysson
City Manager
Ting Internet