What we do

CostQuest Associates (CQA) is a broadband consulting firm specializing in economic cost modeling, broadband planning, mapping, government advisory, network valuation, appraisal services, and developing GIS (Geographic Information System) data for the broadband ecosystem. Through deep analytical approaches and a wealth of expertise on hand, CostQuest blends real-world engineering principles, regulatory knowledge, economics, and data science, to solve complex broadband challenges and create effective solutions that enable broadband professionals and governments to reach their goals and succeed.

CostQuest is contracted by the FCC to deliver a Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric (FCC Fabric) dataset, to provide the foundational location data to support the FCC’s Broadband Data Collection process and National Broadband Map.

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CostQuest’s BroadbandFabric Data Suites

Using CostQuest’s core Broadband Serviceable Location data, tied directly to federal initiatives, CostQuest created the BroadbandFabric Data Suites which are Geographic Information System (GIS) location datasets at the coordinate/address-level, that come with insightful broadband-specific data attributes per each location, such as BDC service availability data, addresses, building type, federally funded areas, cost to serve, competition, demographics, and MORE. Built by broadband experts, the BroadbandFabric Data Suites provides service providers, engineers, consultants, and government entities with quality and reliable data they can use to effectively inform broadband deployment, business planning, and policy decisions. Organizations can rely on BroadbandFabric Data to fill customer database gaps, build a granular broadband map, assess broadband service availability, identify market competition and opportunities, inform funding bids, market services, plan and design networks, and more with data built to inform these initiatives intelligently.

Who we are

CostQuest Associates (CQA) has long led the broadband consulting industry in the knowledge of costs, economics, network modeling, valuation, appraisal, mapping, and regulation services. Our team is now blending its extensive broadband knowledge with data science to develop the most precise data to support business and policy decisions for broadband initiatives. The love of the challenge and commitment to precision makes us who we are. We work to get it right.

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Recent posts


The Second FCC National Broadband Map is Here!

And how the FCC National Broadband Map Impacts the BEAD Program. By: Zac Byrd, Marketing Associate & Hailey Farrow, Marketing Manager on behalf of CostQuest Associates. The FCC released the […]


About NTIA’s BEAD Funding High-Cost Threshold

By: Hailey Farrow, Marketing Manager on behalf of CostQuest Associates. Per NTIA’s BEAD NOFO, as part of the rules of the BEAD program, states and territories must define what is […]


7 Tips for Broadband Expansion Planning  

By: Hailey Farrow, Marketing Manager & Mike Wilson, VP on behalf of CostQuest Associates. Broadband expansion planning is a lengthy endeavor. It requires a thorough in-depth analysis of where to […]

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