Educational Resources


Your Educational Resources

Welcome to our educational resources page, where you will find videos that are intended to enhance your understanding of what we do as it relates to planning and designing a fiber network.

Each month we will publish another video to help you along the way in your journey of building a fiber network design. 

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14) "Iterating on Your Design"

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1) so you decided to build a fiber network...what's next?

How do you begin the daunting task of planning, designing, and then building a fiber network?

Our Customer Success Manager, Amanda Corson will take you through some of the most important steps you should take when you start planning, designing, and building a fiber network. 


2) How to customize your bill of materials?

In our first video, we looked at the capabilities of our software tool, FOND. In this video, we will focus on a strong capability and use case of FOND - how you can customize the bill of materials to meet your funding requirements.





3) The Cost Breakdown of Your BOM (Bill of Materials)

Today, our goal is to look at a side-by-side comparison of two designs using the same architecture, one with our pre-configured bill of materials and the other being more uniquely defined based on the architecture. We will further analyze the cost breakdown and how to align the BOM with the network’s architecture.




4) Categories in the BOM (Bill of Materials)

Today, we will look at some of the universally used categories to supply a general overview that will help you build and organize your bill of materials. While we’re wrapping up our videos that focus on the bill of materials, you can access more content about how to customize the BOM in FOND’s Knowledge base




5) Input Data Basics

We are going to review the input data step of generating a design, specifically looking at area select and uploading address data. What is input data? Input data guides you in knowing where to put equipment and knowing what to serve with the network.  





6) Input Data - Editing Underground Path

Here we are going to take a closer look at editing the underground path in the input data step of generating a design. This video aims to provide an understanding of the reasons behind these edits as well as offer guidance on effectively utilizing FOND’s drawing tool for editing and drawing your underground path.


7) Uploading Pole & Strand Data, Editing Pole & Aerial Span Data 

We are going to take a closer look at uploading the pole and strand data in the input data step of generating a design as well as editing pole and aerial span data. We will walk you through the simple process of first uploading your pole and strand data, followed by editing pole and aerial span data to ensure you’ve completed an appropriate step within the input data step of generating a FOND planning design.


8) Interview with Harley Slater, FOND Product Manager - Part 1

We have a special guest with us in our newest video– our Product Manager for FOND, Harley Slater. We’re excited to learn more about FOND’s innovation and the driving force behind its success. Stay tuned for part 2!




9) Interview with Harley Slater, Product Manager - Part 2

Part 2 is here! Join Amanda and Harley as they dive deeper into how our team addresses scalability and adaptability to meet the ever-changing needs of the market. Also, get a look into one of FOND's latest features, the Demand Model, which provides a standardized fiber allocation model, so you can be consistent from project to project.


10) The Demand Model

 In this video, we will take a further look into one of FOND's newest features - The Demand Model. The Demand Model offers a streamlined approach to efficiently allocate fiber to different locations by considering Address Type.





11) Cost to Serve

In this video, we will further explore one of our newest features in FOND, the financial analytics tool Cost to Serve, understand its overall intent, and then dive into the first of the three costing methods, Shared Cost.  


12) Cost to Serve - Individual & Accumulated

We will continue to explore one of our newest features in FOND, the financial analytics tool Cost to Serve, and then walk through the second and third of the three costing methods, Individual Cost and Accumulated Cost.


13) Cost to Serve – Analyze & Remove High-Cost Addresses

Cost to Serve – Analyze & Remove High-Cost Addresses. As a recap from our previous two videos, Cost to Serve is designed to spotlight the capex necessary for planning a network and illustrates how this cost can be allocated across the design. This approach helps generate a cost profile that could lead to more informed decisions. Today, we’ll delve even deeper into this latest addition of FOND and walk through an example where we identify high-cost addresses, reprioritize those, and modify our network to maintain financial feasibility.


14) Iterating on Your Design


Today, we will show you ways you can iterate on a design in FOND, using “versions”. While this process was briefly shared in our last video, (COST TO SERVE – ANALYZE & REMOVE HIGH-COST ADDRESSES), iterating and creating an updated version will be our focus today.  



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