•  January 19, 2024

    Spatial Analyses for Negotiating BEAD Subgrantee Awards

    February, 21st 2024 2:00 PM EST

    In coming months, state broadband offices will evaluate the competing and overlapping geographies of proposed subgrantee project areas with respect to coverage, cost, competition, types of service, and more.   

    In this webinar, our data scientists, broadband geospatial experts and broadband policy strategists explore strategies to combine available data resources – cost model data, Broadband Serviceable Locations (BSL), broadband coverage, demographics – and geographic methods to evaluate trade-offs among broadband project geographies.  

    Covered in this recording:

    • Evaluating the Net Present Value (NPV) of proposed projects from the State’s perspective 
    • Using geographic data to make the case for adjusting (“stretching”, “bundling”) proposed project areas to match your state’s objectives and funding 
    • Applying an “equity lens” to evaluate using socio-economic data  
    • Ensuring that you are using the best cost and broadband data in your analysis and adjusting for discrepancies  
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