PC Block Analysis

Our Work

Jun 26, 2019

Contributor:       Mark Guttman

CostQuest has completed an analysis of the Connect America Cost Model output (version 4.3).  The analysis is designed to support price cap carriers in need of a public source of block cost information.

In the analysis, the average cost of a price cap census block is calculated.  No distinction is made for holding company or study area code.

The file consists of two columns, TIGER 2010 Census Block ID (CB) and CostGroup.  CostGroup is defined based on the average cost of the block.  Categories area as follows:


The file is available for download here.  CostQuest requires users of this file to attribute any downstream analysis or use to “CostQuest Associates, Inc—Price Cap Block Cost Analysis”