2014 Jan: On going virtual WiFi surveys

Alex and Dawn are both working on Comcast WiFi survey work in a variety of markets. The virtual survey is conducted via Google Maps using Street View to look for suitable sites to place WiFi hotspots. Using a list of suggested targets, the surveyor locates it on Google Maps and examines the area for available cable (plant) and to make sure that the target can be covered from the nearest placement location. Screen shots and other data is collected in a database.

Once an area has been surveyed virtually, the sites are turned over to a field team that goes out to validate the locations, capture additional pictures and GPS coordinates, along with pole information.

Markets currently working in include: Chicago, Miami, West Palm Beach, Atlanta, Knoxville, Nashville, Charleston

Partners on this effort: BIG Wireless, Comcast