Bandwidth Assessment Tool

Business and residential demand for more flexible, higher speed services are increasing. The need for additional bandwidth is expected to grow exponentially year over year, especially in densely populated or urban areas. With this type of rapid growth, some rural, state, and local planners are finding that providers have less incentive to provide the bandwidth necessary for rural businesses to compete in today’s economy or it’s not economically feasible for most rural entities to obtain. Part of this has to do with having virtually little to no accurate way of determining demand in a given area. CostQuest Associates has created a web-based Bandwidth Assessment Tool that helps businesses and consumers understand their broadband needs and helps state and local planners determine and meet the expanding broadband requirements of their businesses and communities.