About the BroadbandFabric Data Suites

Using CostQuest’s core Broadband Serviceable Location data, tied directly to federal initiatives such as the FCC’s BDC and NTIA’s BEAD programs, CostQuest created the BroadbandFabric Data Suites – Geographic Information System (GIS) location datasets at the coordinate/address-level, that come with insightful broadband-specific data attributes per location. Data attributes include location, service availability, technology, carrier, and federally funded information, along with addresses, building types, cost to serve, demographics, and much MORE.

For service providers, engineers, consultants, and government entities, the BroadbandFabric Datasets provide the quality and reliable data required to effectively inform broadband deployment, business planning, and policy decisions.

CostQuest’s BroadbandFabric Data Suites


Built by broadband experts and blended with machine learning – each BroadbandFabric dataset comes in an Excel .CSV file format and can import into any major GIS application, visualization software, network planning tool, SQL, or other related applications.

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An example a Census Block with Broadband Serviceable Locations from CostQuest's BroadbandFabric data
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STRONG FOUNDATION OF LOCATION-LEVEL DATA TO SHOW USER LOCATIONS

Each dataset contains a core base of Broadband Serviceable Locations that provides you with the coordinate-level granularity needed to identify end-user locations, and assist in qualifying whether they currently receive, can receive, or need broadband service. This data allows you to better understand the exact geographic placement of locations, their address, the number of users, and other essential insights per location.

Reliable information for effective decisions & successful planning

To make intelligent and effective decisions, it’s critical to have reliable information that guides you in the right direction. Every location can be tied to insightful information such as Service Availability, Engineering and Construction, Costs and Economics, and Demand and Demographics data you can rely on to guide you toward precise broadband decision-making.

BUILT BY BROADBAND & DATA SCIENCE EXPERTS YOU CAN RELY ON

Federal agencies, service providers, and other stakeholders, rely on CostQuest’s models and expertise to inform critical broadband initiatives and reform policies. CostQuest’s financial models and Broadband Fabric data, used by the FCC and NTIA, supports the Broadband Data Collection, BEAD, and other funding programs. Our work is reviewed regularly, withstanding the highest levels of scrutiny to ensure the work is foundationally sound.

Location-level Data Packages

Expand the boxes below to see what data types each BroadbandFabric package offers. Click on the data category to see its description. Data is available for every U.S. state, territory, and county.

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1 Data Category

Locations

Broadband Serviceable Locations
BDC Service Availability & Carrier Summary
Federally Funded
Broadband Funding Map Coverage
Fiber Cost Model
Fixed Wireless Cost Model
5G Model
Take Rate
Build Complexity Scoring
Building Statistics
Natural Hazards
Demographics
Community Anchor Institutions
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4 Data Categories

ServiceLandscape

Broadband Serviceable Locations
BDC Service Availability & Carrier Summary
Federally Funded
Broadband Funding Map Coverage
Fiber Cost Model
Fixed Wireless Cost Model
5G Model
Take Rate
Build Complexity Scoring
Building Statistics
Natural Hazards
Demographics
Community Anchor Institutions
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13 Data Categories

NetworkPlan

Broadband Serviceable Locations
BDC Service Availability & Carrier Summary
Federally Funded
Broadband Funding Map Coverage
Fiber Cost Model
Fixed Wireless Cost Model
5G Model
Take Rate
Build Complexity Scoring
Building Statistics
Natural Hazards
Demographics
Community Anchor Institutions
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13 Data Categories

StatePlan

Broadband Serviceable Locations
BDC Service Availability & Carrier Summary
Federally Funded
Broadband Funding Map Coverage
Fiber Cost Model
Fixed Wireless Cost Model
5G Model
Take Rate
Build Complexity Scoring
Building Statistics
Natural Hazards
Demographics
Community Anchor Institutions
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Broadband data to make broadband decisions easy

EXPLORE THE BROADBANDFABRIC DATA SUITES

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Get broadband-specific data intelligence

With over 115+ million locations identified, each location represents either a residential, business, community anchor institution, governmental, and agriculture structures where a broadband connection is or can be installed. With the option to tie more broadband-specific attributes to each location that is built by broadband experts to enhance the analysis of each location to better support network planning, opportunity assessments, location qualification, policy, regulation, and sales and marketing broadband initiatives.
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Confirm geographic accuracy

BroadbandFabric datasets, except for CBG Ops Assessment, provides the exact geographic placement of each location, by first pinpointing structures of locations through highly accurate latitude and longitude coordinates, then using visual verification methods for added confidence.
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Universal Location IDs Compatible with Federal Programs

The Location ID tied to each location in all the BroadbandFabric Data Suites align with the Location IDs in the FCC’s Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric for the Broadband Data Collection and National Broadband Map programs. These locations also align with the data used for select federal broadband funding programs.
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Easy import & interoperability with other datasets & applications

All BroadbandFabric datasets come in a .CSV file format that can easily import into any major GIS or visualization software, network planning tools, SQL, or related applications. This data integrates easily with other data by using a unique location ID, which is a universal location identifier that can support aligning other datasets with the locations in the BroadbandFabric data.

Other Custom Data

Custom Fiber Business Case Data

The custom Fiber Business Case data provides users with comprehensive financial data that provides accurate cost estimates and revenue projections for broadband professionals to precisely understand the full market opportunity for deploying a typical Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) network buildout to a defined service area, the success-based capital needed, Net Present Value, identify where funding is most required, and the cost to maintain the network business over time.

  • This data provides users with a full Fiber Business Case for a custom geographic area.
  • Users indicate their defined service area, and we will deliver custom Business Case data for that area.
  • The full Business Case includes the cost to maintain the business over time, plus an estimate of demand and revenue, and success-based capital.
  • The custom Business Case data also provides the Net Present Value look of the potential service area. With this information, users can understand the full market opportunity for deploying a typical Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) network buildout to a defined service area and identify where funding is most required.

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Custom Fiber Network Design from our CQA Autodesign model

  • This data includes fiber routes to Broadband Serviceable Locations (demand) and logical placements of equipment along the way.
  • We also will provide you with an efficient clustering and a full GIS design output ready for approval from a Professional Engineer.

Explore CostQuest’s BroabdandFabric Data available at the Census Block Group (CBG) Level.

Broadband-specific, precise and simple

After 20+ years of broadband planning, economic network modeling, and mapping, we understand the challenges that come with limited access to quality and granular data. These Data Suites were created with a simple aim – to deliver broadband-specific, precise, and simple data solutions to support building broadband maps, fill customer database gaps, identify expansion opportunities, cost to serve, assess competition, service availability, federally funded areas, fulfill reporting requirements, qualify locations, inform sales and marketing initiatives, support network planning, design, and more.

How CostQuest Identifies Broadband Serviceable Locations

With over 115 million total locations across the U.S., CostQuest’s Broadband Serviceable Locations are defined as residential, business, CAI, agricultural, and other 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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