Getting a construction site prepped and ready to service your crew requires a lot of work, time, and resources. There’s a long list of requirements to be met, often before you even begin to consider technology. Your teams need to leverage the tools you’ve invested in to expedite and improve the building process.
Saving time (and money) is a top priority that can be helped with technology, but failing to establish a reliable connectivity solution can be a huge time suck. Here’s why:
Sourcing Is Time Consuming
Sourcing connectivity for your jobsite takes time that your IT team could better spend elsewhere. Coordinating Internet connectivity, especially when you serve multiple regions, is the last thing your team wants to do when trying to juggle other priorities.
Because many ISP providers don’t provide coverage everywhere, multiple region jobs must be sourced from several different providers. Immediately, managing your connectivity becomes very complicated, not to mention the added hours of extra communication between multiple vendors.
The Perfect Service Equation
It’s not just as simple as picking any service provider who claims to cover your area. For connectivity services to bring value, vendors need to meet four key criteria:
- The right coverage
- Excellent quality
- Reasonable cost
- Highly responsive
For every. Single. Site.
The trouble is, these requirements can become more of a wish than an expectation if you’re managing it all on your own.
Major ISPs Can Be Unreliable
Major ISPs have a huge advantage: They’re hard to compete with on pricing, and they know it. Unfortunately, this can result in lackluster customer service, lack of urgency, and an overall apathetic attitude to the problems they’re supposed to be solving.
Do any of these sound familiar?
- You were promised a firm installation date when you signed a contract. The day of installation rolls around and… whoops. They can’t service you as promised. Now, your field personnel can’t use their tech, and the only response you get from your provider is “Oops. Our bad.”
- The ISP has a termination point not even 100 feet from your job trailer, but they want to charge thousands of dollars just to drag that line over and hook it up.
- Your service is installed, but your speed is so slow, your workers can’t get anything done. Or your site repeatedly experiences major service outages.
These problems are part of why the industry is hesitant to digitize. When you spend more time frustrated and disconnected, the tech you’ve invested in suddenly seems like a hinderance rather than an asset.
It can feel maddening, but we’ve got good news: There’s a better way to connect.
CCR’s Telecom Services: Your Turn-Key Solution
You need a connectivity provider who can increase your revenue, manage your risk, reduce your costs, and boost your productivity. A provider who takes the worry of connectivity out of your hands so you can focus on larger goals is the better alternative to major ISPs. You need a team that can set up your connectivity in accordance with your project schedule. You need an end-to-end solution for managing jobsite connectivity.
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