About the BroadbandFabric NetworkPlan

For some, acquiring granular and accurate broadband data to inform broadband deployment efforts efficiently has been a challenge. Which is why using our core Broadband Serviceable Location data, we created the BroadbandFabric NetworkPlan dataset to provide complete and precise data for intelligent broadband network planning and design. The BroadbandFabric NetworkPlan dataset is built for broadband deployment projects, complete with coordinates of the latest Broadband Serviceable Locations that universally tie to other critical data attributes such as broadband service availability, funding eligibility, cost to serve, demand, demographics, and MORE. This dataset provides you with an array of data (true data fabric) designed to guide effective and intelligent decisions in broadband deployment projects.

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.

An example of BroadbandFabric data in ArcGIS
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Granular broadband data to find consumers & design networks to end-user locations

The BroadbandFabric NetworkPlan dataset 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, the number of potential users or customers, and helps determine what investments are needed to get them serviced.

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 dataset, 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 NetworkPlan data for?

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Get broadband-specific data

Each Broadband Serviceable Location we identify is a structure location needing broadband service. Our Broadband Serviceable Locations are NOT developed for insurance or real estate, they are built specifically for broadband. This data was developed by broadband experts and data scientists with deep roots in broadband economic network modeling and mapping.
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Confirm geographic accuracy

Precise geographic placement for each Broadband Serviceable Location – pinpoints serviceable structures through highly accurate latitude and longitude coordinates, with visual verification used for added confidence.
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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.
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See locations eligible for funding

Review locations that fall within areas covered under federal funding programs, such as CAF, RDOF, ARA, the upcoming IIJA funding, and more to leverage as capital to expand broadband services.
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What data is included?

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

BroadbandFabric NetworkPlan Data SuiteBroadband Serviceable LocationsH3 LocationsPlaceKeyHUBB/BDC LocationsBuild Complexity ScoringAutodesign
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Technology (Service) Availability FCC Form 477 Competitive LandscapeFunding EligibilityFiber Cost to ServeFixed Wireless Cost to ServeFiber Business CaseResidential DemandBusiness DemandCommunity Anchor InstitutionsFiber Adoption & Take Rates
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* Optional add-ons

Data you can add-on

Business Case data

  • This data provides you with a full 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 entire Business Case includes the cost to maintain the business over time, plus an estimate of demand and revenue.
  • 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 whole 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.

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 complete GIS network 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.

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