About the BroadbandFabric CBG Ops Assessment

The BroadbandFabric CBG (Census Block Group) Opportunity Assessment data is a comprehensive location dataset you can use to assess the economic viability and potential revenue opportunities of deploying Fiber, Fixed Wireless, and 5G service to specific areas within a Census Block Group. This data provides you with rows of location data at the Census Block level, and includes data attributes per Census Block, such as counts of unit in demand and an estimated investment to deploy service. Load this data into your GIS or other visualization software to help you uncover the most optimal market opportunities for expanding your network business.

BroadbandFabric CBG Opportunity Assessment

Assessing market opportunities for Fiber, Fixed Wireless, and 5G network build-outs has never been so easy.

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With the CBG Opportunity (Ops) Assessment data, you receive the current broadband service availability within a CBG of your choice, including the count of housing and businesses units in demand. For a complete picture of broadband demand, CostQuest provides you with demographics data and estimations of existing supply by technology type for each CB.


With the CBG Ops Assessment, you get an understanding of the cost to serve each Census Block in a defined CBG by broadband technology type (FTTP, Fixed Wireless, and 5G), and the cost to maintain the business over time.


This dataset marks Census Blocks that qualify for federal funding programs, revenue potential, the Net Present Value of the network business, and fiber adoption take rates. Get a clear picture of the revenue potential of serving a Census Block Group and assess competitive entry in the areas most impactful to the long-term success of your business.

What can I use CBG Opportunity Assessment data for?

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What data is included?

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

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Technology (Service) Availability FCC Form 477 Competitive LandscapeFunding EligibilityFiber Cost to ServeFixed Wireless Cost to Serve5G Cost to ServeFiber Business CaseResidential DemandBusiness DemandCommunity Anchor InstitutionsFiber Adoption & Take Rates
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Why are CBG Opportunity Assessments critical to get right in the early stages of a project?

When developing a broadband deployment project, it’s not just about doing projects right, it’s about choosing the most suitable projects. The right project, in this case, is the most optimal Census Block Group for your network business to expand a particular broadband technology into.

Understanding the quantity and location of demand in a CBG is foremost, however, the other piece is understanding the potential for your business to obtain those customers.

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CostQuest is a team of broadband experts with over 20+ years of experience in the telecommunications industry, and has long led the consulting industry in the knowledge of costs, economics, network modeling, tax valuation, and regulation. Our team has supplied comprehensive market assessments and broadband data to governments and hundreds of customers, helping them achieve critical objectives and tackle challenges in their network deployment projects.

CostQuest was awarded the FCC’s 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 data will be vital to closing the Digital Divide.

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