About the BroadbandFabric Data Suites

The FCC recently awarded CostQuest the Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric (Fabric) 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.

Using our core Broadband Serviceable Location data tied directly to federal broadband initiatives, we created the BroadbandFabric Data Suites to continue supporting governments and the communications industry with their broadband expansion projects. The BroadbandFabric Data Suites are a collection of datasets first of their kind with broadband-specific data to guide broadband deployment, business planning, and policy decisions. Each dataset contains Broadband Serviceable Locations at the coordinate level and universally ties with critical data such as broadband service availability, funding eligibility, cost, demand, and MORE to help decision-makers achieve success through the lifecycle of their broadband projects. Especially for those applying for grants from federal funding programs such as the Capital Projects Fund and the Infrastructure, Investment, and Jobs Act BEAD programs.

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 dataset is optimized for location precision and designed to directly support industry functions such as broadband planning, network design, government affairs, and operations.

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An example Census Block with Broadband Serviceable Locations
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Granular & precise broadband data

Having over 20+ years of experience in the communications industry, we’ve created data that is precise at the coordinate level, broadband-specific, and works easily with your data. Each BroadbandFabric dataset has the same base of Broadband Serviceable Locations (the geographic coordinates of all structures where a broadband connection can be installed) and can provide the level of precision needed in broadband maps to inform project initiatives efficiently.

Insightful data layers from broadband experts

All Broadband Serviceable Locations in each dataset come with insightful information per location such as Service/Broadband Availability, Engineering and Construction, Costs and Economics, and Demand and Demographics data to support specific functions in broadband deployment projects.

A complete guide through the Digital Divide

In broadband deployment projects, it’s key to develop a geographically granular broadband map, especially when looking to understand exactly where the locations needing broadband service are and which areas need it the most. Each BroadbandFabric dataset can be your guide through the Digital Divide, with precise coordinates of Broadband Serviceable Locations and insightful information per location such as broadband availability data to help you with broadband mapping and analyze areas of interest efficiently and intelligently.

Broadband data to make broadband expansion easy

Play the video below to see how BroadbandFabric data can help solve various broadband mapping and deployment challenges.

Data Suites Available

Use BroadbandFabric data to build a broadband availability map, inform network plans, designs, financial modeling, manage your broadband program, funding determination, opportunity assessments, and regulatory filings.

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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 datasets come in a .CSV, .KMZ, or .KML file format to import into any major GIS or engineering software. Integrates easily with other data by using H3, which is a universal location identifier that can support referencing other datasets 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 funding, and more to leverage to expand broadband services.
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What data is included in each dataset?

All datasets 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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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, and report on network projects, with data made specifically to inform these broadband initiatives intelligently.

How we identify Broadband Serviceable Locations

Broadband Serviceable Locations are the geographic coordinates of all structures where a broadband connection can be installed.

Data sources CostQuest uses to find Broadband Serviceable Location.

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