Broadband Wireless

The wireless broadband GIS data set shows the attributes and coverage areas of facility based wireless broadband providers including the range of spectrum used to deliver services. This includes cellular carriers and fixed wireless broadband providers (WISP’s). Relevant data of a wireless carrier’s broadband network is collected and digitized to a GIS format, allowing for the evaluation of several attributes and coverage areas. This data also provides a clear look at download and uploads speeds of each carrier. The information collected in this data set can be used in conjunction with street data base or aerial imagery to paint an overview of what a broadband wireless carrier offers to a consumer, based on specific relevant data. The structure and properties of this wireless broadband data set allows for a comprehensive understanding of a Carrier’s infrastructure attributes and specific geographic coverage areas.


Attributes and Table Structure

  • State
  • LATA
  • NPA
  • ZIP
  • Carrier name
  • Carrier URL
  • Federal registration number
  • Broadband delivery technology (i.e. mobile wireless, terrestrial fixed wireless)
  • Spectrum band being used
  • Max download speeds
  • Max upload speeds
  • Average download speeds
  • Average upload speed
  • Unique national broadband identifier code
  • Service availability by Census Block
  • Transmission technology
  • Source: (Company provided data, Field Research, etc.)

Contact for pricing

Geographic Coverage
United States 

By Subscription: Semi-Annually

GeoTel Communications, LLC

Unit of Sale
United States, State, CBSA

2 year subscription 15 %
3 Year subscription 30 %

Term License 1, 2, or 3 years

System Requirements

  • Hard disk space to hold database files – minimum 5GB
  • Microsoft Windows NT, XP, 7 or higher
  • Mac
  • MapInfo Professional v6.0 or higher
  • ESRI ArcView 9.0 or higher

Industries & Applications


  • Examine Carrier Broadband Coverage Areas
  • Determine what speed plans they offer
  • Know what technology they use to deliver services
  • Calculate the number of homes and population covered by a carrier network
  • Examine how many competitors are in the same market
  • View carrier strong and weak markets
  • Examine new markets and the competition in place.
  • Combine this data with market studies that show industry specific penetration rates to calculate carrier subscriber counts
  • Examine carrier service areas for marketing purposes
  • Map marketing campaign service areas to carrier service area, make sure the dollars are spent in locations that make sense

Real Estate

  • Show which areas have broadband service.
  • Determine what maximum speeds are available by specific locations.
  • Show broadband connectivity for both residential and commercial structures and developments
  • Show how many broadband choices a location has
  • Show cellular/mobile broadband coverage for a location
  • Show Cable provider for an area
  • Show Phone Company servicing an area

Economic Development

  • Display and study various broadband carriers to help recruit new business
  • Use to narrow down locations that have specific data infrastructure requirements.
  • Show areas that meet technology and/or speed criteria. Overlay this with zoning maps and/or available parcel and business data.
  • Use information to help economic development plans by showing data infrastructure strengths and weaknesses
  • Examine mobile broadband and cellular coverage to coincide with other data requirements
  • Determine if economic development and industrial zones have strong data infrastructure and if not the distances away from same

Urban Planning Industries

  • Understand broadband and high speed internet availability and capacity and compare that information to other adoption data.
  • Locate areas without high speed internet services or inadequate service.
  • Identify specific carriers to partner with and improve services and solve problems by knowing where they currently operate and their technology and network capacities.

Consulting and Business Intelligence Firms

  • Conduct detailed market comparative analysis
  • Use actual households passed data with industry reports that show market adoption rate and tabulate total subscriber counts
  • Identify potential number of unserved customers
  • Investigate prime market opportunity
  • Seek out unserved market areas and know the potential number of customers
  • Evaluate existing carriers and the specific competition face for that specific market
  • Create detailed due diligence studies with maps and real data
  • Study and report comparative speed offerings
  • Know what ability a carrier has for expansion by understanding the existing technology they currently use
  • Understand the costs they would have to incur to stay competitive in the future
  • Examine clients marketing methods and that distribution area and compare it against the market actually being served
  • Know where cable systems are deployed and examine if cable TV advertising would reach the geographic areas desired for the client, help them more effectively spend advertising dollars


  • Identify all data carriers that serve an area
  • Compare prices and minimize costs associated with leased data circuits
  • Identify different carriers for high availability and backup circuits for redundancy
  • Study change over time to infrastructure by speed, technology and areas served
  • Know what locations lack or do not have certain types of service
  • Use availability and service area data in new project planning to know where any high construction costs may be due to lack of infrastructure
  • Compare private carrier service areas to other governmental data to increase situational awareness of the local economic conditions
  • Leverage private sector infrastructure to maximize public dollars for projects such as camera systems, smart highway and automated data collection systems
  • Use information to leverage public/private project initiatives


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