Location-based cost data at napkin-math speed

When you’re assessing opportunities for network expansion, you don’t always need a custom cost model to know whether a given area is worth pursuing or not. BroadbandFabric Cost Data combines the power of our broadband serviceable location data and cost modeling best practices to produce real-world estimates, fast. Output is based on regionalized industry averages, summarized at the Census Block level, and can be revealed at the location-level when combined with our BroadbandFabric Location Data.

Our standard cost model data, whether Fiber or Fixed Wireless designed, is readily available for consumption into your network planning tools. For more customized needs, explore our cost modeling practice.

Fiber to the home costs at your fingertips

CQA Cost Data for Fiber deployments combines best practices from 20 years of custom modeling experience with best-in-class location data. We’ve refined the engineering and business logic used in our custom cost models into programmatic algorithms that design an efficient GPON deployment of fiber to the home (FTTh), while referencing pertinent databases of average component and labor costs by region. When combined with our BroadbandFabric Location Data, we’re able to produce on-demand cost estimates that give you accurate signal without the expense or time of a custom model. 

Our FTTh cost model is a real-world network design, programmatically run to develop an efficient design for any specific geographic area(s) of interest. Our software runs fiber down each required street, determines and places pedestals, fiber splitters, and optical line terminals. For each fiber cable and item of equipment, we identify determined sizes and quantities. The model is localized for demand density, local geographic conditions, and regional labor rates.

Costs to serve using unlicensed or CBRS spectrum

Fixed wireless is a unique beast and requires use of logic specific to it when developing cost estimates. CQA Fixed Wireless Cost Data is the result of a real-world efficient network design “made to order” that incorporates best practices from our custom modeling work with providers large and small. Data assumes the use of unlicensed or CBRS spectrum, average component and labor costs by region, and accounts for local terrain and demand density.  

Our Fixed Wireless model uses typical frequency spectrum bands for fixed deployments, sizes cells/serving areas with considerations for demand density, terrain, tower height, and other parameters. Anticipated demand is calculated using CQA’s BroadbandFabric Location Data.

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