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Broadband Consulting Services

Internet access is critical, yet nearly 20 million households across the US lack access to broadband services. BCG’s broadband consulting services support broadband expansion and adoption across rural and urban geographies to drive societal and economic development.

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) earmarks $65 billion for improving high-speed internet adoption and supporting broadband expansion into underserved areas. To make the most of this funding, states must adopt an approach that includes understanding the areas of need through granular maps, focusing on last-mile affordability, seeking diverse stakeholder engagement, and establishing a robust state broadband office.


Our Approach to Expanding Broadband Access and Adoption

Our team has deep experience helping states and localities, service providers (wireless, wireline, cable), infrastructure designers and builders, non-profit and philanthropic organizations, and the federal government drive broadband projects to completion. Our broadband consulting services include hands-on and collaborative engagements that produce successful outcomes in complex interagency and public-private environments. We bring to the table these critical capabilities:

  • Leading-edge expertise from BCG’s Center for Broadband team, composed of public sector, telco, and digital equity experts
  • Experience as trusted advisors to governments undergoing large-scale broadband transformations
  • Strong technical know-how across many categories of broadband, including proprietary mapping, analytics, costing tools, and broadband (fiber and copper) network and digital equity playbooks to determine the most critical areas for broadband expansion
  • Support for end-to-end broadband and digital equity strategies and implementation  
  • Relentless attention to your goals, serving as a flexible and responsive partner to your team, working to build capacity across your organization

Our Client Work in Broadband Expansion

 

Our Insights on Broadband Expansion

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Meet Our Broadband Consultants

Our broadband consultants work with states, policymakers, service providers, and philanthropic organizations, among others, to help design, develop, and implement broadband expansion programs that are deeply collaborative among all stakeholders. We also help ensure they meet schedules, timelines, and quality standards that are cost-effective.

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