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Location-based connectivity data provider Rail Yard has announced the launch of its Connectivity Score, a rating that measures internet accessibility, speed, and capability for commercial and residential properties. Powered by a proprietary algorithm, the metric aggregates and consolidates vast datasets from internet service providers, building owners and operators, and government sources, and generates a score that makes it easy to understand internet access across multiple locations.

"Everyone is looking for fast and reliable internet service, and, by introducing the Connectivity Score, we provide an easy way to evaluate properties and understand connectivity available at a location," says Christopher Harman, co-founder of Rail Yard. "Demand for reliable internet has never been more critical, and we are excited to offer the Connectivity Score to our commercial real estate (CRE) partners who share our commitment to relevant, comprehensive, and accurate commercial property data."

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Multifamily building owners, managers, and tenants can access the intuitive measure of internet connectivity at any location, nationwide, with near real-time data feeds from over 2,300 internet providers, covering 933 markets, and over 22,000 ZIP codes. Because of its unparalleled transparency of connectivity options, critical real estate decisions could become easier to make, Rail Yard says.

"Technology continues to play a fundamental role in driving the evolution of CRE to be customer-centric," says Michael Beckerman, CEO of CREtech. "Rail Yard's Connectivity Score is democratizing critical internet connectivity information to the benefit of owners, builders, vendors, and tenants."