About the BroadbandFabric StatePlan

In the broadband industry, many are facing the challenge of acquiring granular and accurate broadband data to inform their broadband deployment efforts. Which is why using CostQuest’s core Broadband Serviceable Location data, we created the BroadbandFabric StatePlan data set to provide complete and precise broadband data for intelligent policy-making and broadband program management. This data is built specifically for state broadband initiatives, complete with coordinates of the latest Broadband Serviceable Locations and layered with insightful data attributes on top, such as service availability, cost to serve, competition, demographics, and MORE to drive effective and intelligent decision-making.

BroadbandFabric StatePlan Data Suite

With StatePlan data in your broadband maps, assessing broadband needs across your state has never been so easy.

GIS view of service availability of New Hampshire
A GIS view of a household location in a rural area.
wireless tower


The BroadbandFabric StatePlan data set 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, and the number of potential customers.

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 data set, 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.

What can I use BroadbandFabric StatePlan data for?

broadband tower with land

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.
BroadbandFabric locations

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.
download file 2

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.
Address matching

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.

What data is included?

All data sets come in an Excel .CSV file format for easy import into SQL, or any major GIS, or visualization software. Purchase data either by state, county, or all of the U.S.

In the below table, “x” indicates that the data field is included in that particular data suite package.

BroadbandFabric Data SuiteBroadband Serviceable Locations (BSLs)BDC-BSL Flag H3 Location IDsBuilding Type: Residence, Business, Community, Agriculture, etc.Community Anchor InstitutionsAddressesUnit Count Technology (Broadband Service) Availability Competitive LandscapeAvailable FundingBuild Complexity ScoringFiber Cost ModelFixed Wireless Cost ModelFiber Business CaseResidential & Business Demand and DemographicsFiber Adoption & Take Rate EstimationNetwork Auto Design
StatePlanxxxxxxxxxxxxx*CUSTOM BUILTxx*CUSTOM BUILT
* Data you can add-on (not included in general data suite purchase)

Custom data you can add on

Custom Fiber Business Case Data

  • This data provides you 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 also provides you with the Net Present Value look of the potential service area. With this information, you 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.

Click the button below to learn more about CostQuest’s custom Fiber Business Case Model data.

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.
Broadband-specific, precise and simple

Built by broadband experts with over 20+ years of experience in the communications industry, we’ve created data that is broadband-specific, precise at the coordinate level, and works easily with your data. We’ve supplied broadband data to hundreds of customers, helping them achieve critical objectives and tackle challenges in network deployment projects.

CostQuest was awarded the FCC 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.

Receive data in 3 easy steps

another fiber

Ready to empower your State Broadband Program?

Back to Top