About the BroadbandFabric NetworkPlan

For some, acquiring granular and reliable broadband data to effectively inform broadband initiatives has been a challenge. This is why using our core Broadband Serviceable Location data, we created the NetworkPlan dataset to provide complete and precise data for effective broadband network planning and design. Comes complete with coordinates, addresses, and other insightful data attributes such as Service Availability, Cost and Economics, Engineering and Construction, Demand and Demographics, and MORE per location. Data is available for all U.S. counties, states, and territories.

BroadbandFabric NetworkPlan Data Suite

BroadbandFabric NetworkPlan – kickstart broadband deployment projects with the most granular and precise broadband data possible. The broadband data in the BroadbandFabric NetworkPlan is based on CostQuest’s Broadband Serviceable Location data tied directly to federal broadband initiatives.

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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.


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.


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.

What data is included in the BroadbandFabric NetoworkPlan Dataset

Expand the box below to see the data fields included. Click on the data category to see its description. Data is available for every U.S. state, territory, and county.

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13 Data Categories


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
Community Anchor Institutions
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What can I use BroadbandFabric NetworkPlan data for?

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Get broadband-specific data intelligence

With over 114+ 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 IDs for the Broadband Serviceable Locations 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.

Custom data you can add on

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 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 users with 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.

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

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. The BroadbandFabric NetworkPlan dataset was created with a simple aim – to deliver a broadband-specific, precise, and simple data solution to provide reliable support for various business planning, broadband deployment, network design, policy, regulation, and reporting challenges due to lack of reliable data.

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