Geocoding Addresses in Telecom

Geocode Customer Addresses in TimelyBill
Screen capture of the TimelyBill address validation form.

What is geocoding?

Geocoding transforms a postal address into a spatial location on the Earth's surface. The resulting locations are output as numerical coordinates with attributes, which can be used for mapping or spatial analysis.

High-quality geocoding uses addresses that are validated and standardized to ensure accuracy. It assigns latitude/longitude coordinates to addresses, making it easy for telcos to integrate location information with other business data.

Why implement geocoding?

Geocodes provide an ideal way for telecommunications companies to quickly inform important spatial decisions by enabling decision-makers to visualize results.

Locations must be accurate so that telecoms can determine what services are available to a given house or business. An incorrect address could lead to the wrong assumption that the customer is not in a service territory.  It could also lead to repair troubles or difficulty in installing new equipment or services.

Billing, taxes, and site build-outs all have a fundamental need for accurately geocoded addresses.

The TimelyBill approach?

TimelyBill first verifies a customer location by matching it with a USPS standardized address.  Next, our integrated FCC geocode lookup tool provides the coordinates and the census geographies (state, county, tract, and block) associated with the address.

We also provide single-click integrated Bandwidth address validation.

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