Complete view of demand
Developing a granular map of broadband service across a country is a unique challenge because regional entities frequently don’t adhere to the same data standards for parcel digitization, addresses, and tax records. CostQuest’s National Broadband Advisory leverages additional privately available data sources and proprietary statistical scoring logic to fill in gaps where public data may be lacking in quality. The result is a broadband map that has the granularity necessary to inform policy making and show the public where broadband is and is not available.
Visibility across technology types
Service availability maps must account for the nuances of different technology types (such as fiber, fixed wireless and satellite), and we can help you structure coverage data requests to ensure consistent inputs for the nation’s broadband map. CostQuest’s National Broadband Advisory models and program designs assume the desire to future-proof broadband infrastructure, but that doesn’t denigrate the value of properly capturing legacy technologies, such as copper and DSL.
Costs to serve for the whole country
A CostQuest wireline cost model currently supports the distribution of $3 billion per year in high cost areas in the U.S. We’re able to model across technology types (such as fiber and fixed wireless) and business models (including retail, public-private partnership, public only) to produce costs to serve upfront and over time for the entire country.