What is Broadband Serviceable Location Data?

CostQuest’s BroadbandFabric Serviceable Location Data is the first database built specifically to identify structures eligible to receive broadband service. Also referred to as “broadband-serviceable locations.”

In broadband deployment projects, providers must know exactly where a structure is in order to provide that link to broadband service. To get pinpoint accuracy for all locations, we aggregate hundreds of millions of data points, apply statistical scoring, and managed crowdsourcing to identify the precise locations of virtually every structure that is a candidate for broadband.

Data-driven decisions with best in class Broadband Serviceable Location data

CostQuest’s BroadbandFabric Data Suites

CostQuest's Broadband Serviceable Locations - BroadbandFabric Data Suites

Using CostQuest’s core Broadband Serviceable Location data, we created the BroadbandFabric Data Suites to continue supporting governments and the communications industry in their broadband initiatives. The BroadbandFabric Data Suites are a collection of unique data sets first of their kind to guide broadband deployment, business planning, and policy decisions. Each data set contains Broadband Serviceable Locations at the coordinate level and universally tie with critical data such as service availability, funding eligibility, cost, demand, demographics, and MORE to assist decision-makers through the lifecycle of their broadband projects.

CostQuest was awarded the FCC’s Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric (BSLF) contract to solve location accuracy issues and provide the foundational data to support a national broadband map. This Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric data will be vital to closing the Digital Divide.

Assessing broadband needs has never been so easy

Leverage the BroadbandFabric Data Suites to uncover Broadband Serviceable Locations with rich data to support critical functions in your broadband deployment projects such as broadband mapping, network planning, designing, program management, funding determination, opportunity assessments, regulatory filings, and MORE.

Uncover Broadband Serviceable Locations

Deploy to the drop

CostQuest’s BroadbandFabric Location Data identifies the lat/lon coordinates and likely address for Broadband Serviceable locations (structures eligible to receive broadband service) in and around your service areas, so you can be confident you’re working from precise data.
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Inform Network Expansion

Determine which areas are worth building in faster. Knowing where demand locations are located can help you accelerate the process of building the business case for a given area.
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Support Reporting Obligations

Accelerate HUBB filings

The High Cost Universal Broadband portal (HUBB) requires High Cost Fund participants to file data annually to demonstrate new locations where service has been made available. Critical to these filings are accurate latitude and longitude coordinates for every location. CostQuest has rooftop lat/lon coordinates for serviceable structures and addresses to help you accelerate your filings.

How we identify Broadband Serviceable Locations

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Get broadband-specific data

Each Broadband Serviceable Location we identify is a structure location needing broadband service. Our Broadband Serviceable Locations are NOT developed for insurance or real estate, they are built specifically for broadband. This data was developed by broadband experts and data scientists with deep roots in broadband economic network modeling and mapping.
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Confirm geographic accuracy

Precise geographic placement for each Broadband Serviceable Location – pinpoints serviceable structures through highly accurate latitude and longitude coordinates, with visual verification used for added confidence.
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Easy import & interoperability

All BroadbandFabric data sets come in a .CSV, .KMZ, or .KML file format to import into any major GIS or engineering software. Integrates easily with other data sets by using a unique identifier per location. A PlaceKey is included for universal referencing.
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See locations eligible for funding

Review locations that fall within areas covered under federal funding programs, such as CAF, RDOF, ARA, the upcoming IIJA funding, and more to leverage as capital to expand broadband services.

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