Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Virtually see the fiber in the ground!?

This has to be one of the coolest by products of building on the Google platform our On Net Carrier list and data center list.

While it could still use some tweaking we wanted to share it with you all as it is pretty incredible.

You can easily look from the street view and see what providers are literally in your building like you are walking down the street and looking at the fiber.

To start do a search to where you want to view Internet Providers. Once the results are in select the yellow "pegman" from the map UI controls and drag him onto the street. You may have seen him before but not known what he was used for.

On your search results the streets will light up blue when you are dragging the pegman. Also an info window will pop open showing a view of the street and the pegmans orientation. Let go to drop him and begin street view. It doesn't need to be exactly where you are looking because you can move him around effectively.

Our first view looks to be like a garage of some kind. Let's move around to the front of the building. Follow the google arrows to and hold down right click to move your head around to orient yourself. Click on arrows to move forward and screens that follow the walls.

As we move we can see the markers changing size and can visually see these carriers are actually inside this building. Hovering over them shows who they are!

Coming soon we will be able to see the polyline in the ground and Virtual Reality with Street view will most likely be available by our API so you could virtually look around and see the fiber in the ground! This is way to cool!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

FirstLight Networks OnNet Buildings Added.

Over 14,000 On Net buildings added to our results for FirstLight Networks, Major fiber provider on the East Coast.

In the above picture you can see FirstLight in the midst of TWC in Maine.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Fiber maps added to Building Lit (

BuildingLit ( has made some phenomenal strides in the last month. We have added fiber maps nationwide and you can literally see down to the most finite detail!
XO Communications in San Jose data centers lit up with descriptions of which data center.

Looking closer.. shows underground. Manhole access with multiple fiber strands in the road.
Zooming out your can see more of the fiber map.
Zooming all the way out you can see fiber path for entire nation.
Using toggle switch for fiber you can switch to different carriers we have added.

Switching to Integra we can see their west coast foot print.

Interesting even shows under water fiber up west coast.

We did not realize Wilcon was so densely populated through SoCal and Los Angeles until mapping their fiber.
Nice honeycomb of fiber for Light Tower in NYC and Manhattan area. Info window on click shows details information on strands available.

Fiber tech is also fairly densely populated on East Coast.

 These maps can be used to better understand geographic redundancy for fiber connectivity, route diversity and data center planning. For assistance with a fiber expert please reach out to us at