How we can help: broadband supply data mapping
At SNG, we can provide a full mapping solution that meets NTIA requirements. Or, for States that are undertaking their own mapping project, we can provide enrichment and verification. Our mapping solutions have the two key characteristics: multi-source, independently verified mapping and integration of supply and demand data. Let’s discuss each point below. If you’re in a hurry click here to download the 3-page description of our offer. Also, we’d like to know what you think of this approach: please tell us!
SNG’s mapping solutions have the two key characteristics:
Multi-source, independently verified mapping: The NTIA makes it clear that it will favor broadband mapping projects in which accuracy of data is verified using multiple methods. As the NOFA explains, projects that “do not provide more than one way to determine the accuracy of availability data at any given location will not receive high scores.” While data provided by service providers under confidentiality agreements is a key source of mapping data, SNG’s methodology enables States to augment this with data gathered directly from end-users via surveys and web sites, as well as other public and commercial sources. Data from the various sources are compared and integrated, to maximize accuracy as well as the amount and value of data available to policymakers and stakeholders.
Integration of supply and demand data: which enables infrastructure planning that is forward-looking and responsive to the current and future needs of the State, its institutions, communities and businesses. SNG’s mapping solution gathers data on broadband usage, benefits and barriers. This demand-side data is particularly helpful in developing future broadband proposals that support additional stimulus goals and can qualify for grants from multiple stimulus funding streams.
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