Location density (locations per square kilometer) by block
Unit density (units per square kilometer) by block
Locations per block covered at 100-20 Mbps, low latency
Locations per block covered at 25-3 Mbps, low latency
The presence of each of the following technologies: fiber, cable, DSL/copper, licensed FWA, unlicensed FWA, and NGSO satellite.
The depth of coverage (% of locations covered) of each of the following technologies: fiber, cable, DSL/copper, licensed FWA, unlicensed FWA, and NGSO satellite.
The Toolkit distinguishes between populated and unpopulated areas and shows the precise number of locations and units (think “homes passed”) within each populated block, based on FCC data.
The Toolkit heavily utilizes FCC Fabric / BDC data because it is complete (100% ISP participation) and available as a data set. The grant applicant will also need to access BDO map data (downloadable only in small pieces) in preparing a grant application.
Identifying eligible areas is a complex data-driven process. The Toolkit juxtaposes many of the layers of decision-making information that are available today.
The data sets include:
Federal Programs: Broadband Infrastructure Program (BIP), RDOF, CAF II, and USDA (ReConnect and others, current and pending), seen through the lens of the BEAD NOFO as “enforceable commitments”.
USDA Metrics (Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE), Social Vulnerability Index (SVI), and various measures of rurality).
Community Anchor Institutions (schools (k-12), libraries, medical / healthcare, public safety, universities / colleges / post-secondary, other / government, other / NGO)
911 / PSAP boundaries
A collection of geographic boundaries, high resolution numerical data (visualized with a click of the mouse), streaming maps, and other tools.
Demographic and economic data is presented as visual and numerical heat maps: