What is the BroadbandFabric?

The BroadbandFabric is the first dataset of locations eligible to receive broadband service (Broadband Serviceable Locations), with data available in all 50 states. This location data is built for the broadband industry, with more than 860M data points analyzed with the end goal of selecting only the primary home and business structures in the U.S. that are serviceable for broadband. With broadband-focused location data as the foundation, additional data analyses can easily be layered on top.


Data points analyzed


Addresses cross referenced


Broadband Serviceable Locations identified

BroadbandFabric data layers

Accelerate network planning and financial feasibility modeling.

How we got here

Building a better broadband map

The Broadband Mapping Initiative

While national estimates of the broadband gap have been available through the FCC broadband reporting,  the information reported hasn’t been at the granular level needed to identify where broadband is lacking. In 2019, CostQuest managed a pilot in Missouri and Virginia to demonstrate the feasibility of identifying the precise number and location of every structure in the states that are available for broadband access. With the combination of industry expertise and help from trade associations and select providers, CostQuest created the Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric, to make it possible to precisely map where broadband is available and where it isn’t. It was discovered in the Pilot that as many as 38% of additional rural locations are unserved in census blocks that would have been filed as served in today’s FCC Form 477 reporting approach. Therefore exemplifying the need for granular data in broadband maps, a need the BroadbandFabric can now fill. 


BroadbandFabric. This is an image of a 10 census blocks using Form 477 data


BroadbandFabric. This image is of 10 census blocks showing broadband serviceable locations within those 10 census blocks using BroadbandFabric data.

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