The Infrastructure Essentials Toolkit is an important tool for anyone planning on participating in the upcoming NTIA grant programs with an infrastructure-oriented solution:
Broadband Infrastructure Program ($300 million)
Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program ($1 Billion)
In a single national Toolkit, it enables the applicant to quickly identify areas that the NTIA would consider “Eligible Service Areas” or “Unserved” based upon a broad range of public and private data sets.
Interested parties are encouraged to read the Introduction to understand how multiple layers of data are juxtaposed, enabling efficient decision-making.
Key data sets include:
2020 “Pre-Census” housing units (a.k.a. homes passed).
FCC Form 477 data (seen through the lens of the NTIA’s “Qualifying Broadband Service” and “Eligible Service Area” definitions).
Subsidy Programs: CAF II, RDOF, and USDA (ReConnect and others), seen through the lens of the NTIA’s “enforceable buildout commitment” filter.
Measured network data, collected by the NTIA and provided by third parties.
A vast collection of geographic boundaries, high resolution numerical data (visualized with a click of the mouse), streaming maps, and other tools.
Those desiring more demographic, economic, or competitive data (applicable to fixed or mobile deployments) should also consider purchasing the state or national versions of the CBRS Toolkit. These are available at a 50% discount, if purchased at the same time as the Infrastructure Essentials Toolkit, by applying the discount code “MoreData” at the time of purchase.
This product includes the relevant geographies in all 50 States plus the District of Columbia plus Puerto Rico.