About the BroadbandFabric Data Suites

Working on broadband initiatives but need reliable data to guide the way? With 20+ years of broadband experience and planning, CostQuest understands the challenges faced with limited access to accurate data to inform critical broadband decisions. This is why using CostQuest’s core Broadband Serviceable Location data tied directly to federal broadband initiatives, CostQuest developed the BroadbandFabric Data Suites, which are various geospatial data sets that come with MORE data attributes on top of the CostQuest’s base Broadband Serviceable Location data, for users to choose from based on their data needs. All of these data sets are designed and optimized with rich data attributes to support service providers, government entities, engineers, and other organizations alike, in effectively guiding broadband deployment, business planning, and policy decisions.

Each BroadbandFabric Data Suite comes complete with Broadband Serviceable Location data at the coordinate level and tied with informative data attributes such as broadband service (technology) availability, addresses, funding eligibility, cost to serve, demographics, and MORE to support teams throughout the lifecycle of their broadband initiatives. Especially for pivotal decisions when planning for broadband funding programs such as the IIJA Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program.

CostQuest’s BroadbandFabric Data Suites

CostQuest’s BroadbandFabric data – built by broadband experts and blended with machine learning – is the perfect solution for the various challenges broadband decision-makers face. Each BroadbandFabric data set is optimized for location precision and can be embedded into a visualization software, such as a mapping application, to directly support functions such as broadband planning, network design, government affairs, and operations. With this data you can assess market opportunities, build a broadband map, submit funding bids, plan, design, and report on network projects, with data made to inform these initiatives intelligently.

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An example Census Block with Broadband Serviceable Locations
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Granular broadband data to find consumers & design networks to end-user locations

BroadbandFabric data contains a core base of Broadband Serviceable Locations (the coordinates of all structures where a broadband connection can be installed) and provides the level of granularity needed to identify locations that have or need broadband service. This data allows users to better understand the exact geographic placement of serviceable locations, the number of potential users or customers, and helps determine what investments are needed to get them serviced.

Reliable broadband information for effective decisions & successful planning

To make intelligent and efficient network decisions you need reliable information that guides you in the right direction. In each BroadbandFabric dataset, every location comes with critical information such as Service/Technology Availability, Engineering and Construction, Costs and Economics, and Demand and Demographic data. With these insights, users are equipped with all the information needed to make broadband network and business decisions with confidence.

Built by data science & broadband experts, trusted by the federal government & more

Congress, federal agencies, service providers, and other organizations in the telecom industry, have relied on CostQuest’s models and expertise to inform critical broadband initiatives and reform policies related to broadband deployment and data collection. CostQuest’s financial models are used by the FCC to distribute $3B annually to serve high-cost areas, and granular geospatial data to create the FCC’s Fabric to support the Broadband Data Collection, National Broadband Map, and broadband funding programs. CostQuest’s work is reviewed regularly and withstands the highest levels of scrutiny from government agencies down to service providers, supporting organizations, and consumers to ensure the work is done right and foundationally sound.

Broadband data sets to make broadband expansion easy


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Get broadband-specific data

The BroadbandFabric Data Suites were developed by broadband experts and data scientists with deep roots in broadband economic network modeling and mapping. Each Broadband Serviceable Location we identify is a residential or business structure where a broadband connection can be installed. Our Broadband Serviceable Locations and rich data layers are NOT for insurance or real estate projects. The BroadbandFabric Data Suites were designed to support broadband initiatives.
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Confirm geographic accuracy

This data provides 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 file format that can import into any major GIS or visualization software. This data integrates easily with other data by using H3, which is a universal location identifier that can support referencing other data sets with the BroadbandFabric data.
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See locations eligible for funding

This data provides the locations that fall within areas covered under federal funding programs, such as CAF, RDOF, ARA, the upcoming IIJA BEAD funding, and more to leverage to expand broadband services.
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What data is included in each dataset?

All data sets come in an Excel .CSV file format for easy import into any major GIS or engineering software. Purchase data either by state or county.

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Technology (Broadband) Availability FCC Form 477 Competitive LandscapeFunding EligibilityFiber Cost ModelFixed Wireless Cost Model5G Cost ModelFiber Business CaseResidential DemandBusiness DemandCommunity Anchor InstitutionsFiber Adoption & Take Rates
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Broadband-specific, precise and simple

After 20+ years of broadband experience and planning, we understand the challenges faced with limited access to accurate and granular data. Until now, broadband data to solve geographical accuracy and location count issues didn’t exist. Which led us to utilize our broadband expertise to build the BroadbandFabric Data Suites. These Data Suites were created with a simple aim – to deliver the most broadband-specific, precise, and simple data solutions to support various broadband design, deployment, and reporting challenges due to lack of reliable data.

With the BroadbandFabric data, you can build a broadband availability map, assess market opportunities, plan, design, report on network projects, and more with data made specifically to inform these broadband initiatives intelligently.

How CostQuest identifies Broadband Serviceable Locations

Broadband Serviceable Locations are residential or business locations where fixed broadband internet access service is, or can be installed. To identify these structures, see the process pictured below.

Data sources CostQuest uses to find Broadband Serviceable Location.

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