Economic Models Designing a Cost-Effective Network to Reach the Unserved and Underserved Communities of Alaska! The Alaska Broadband Office designed a technology neutral model that imagines how broadband could be built in Alaska to connect internet to communities that are currently unserved and underserved. There are two parts to the project: 1. the broadband map predicting where the infrastructure could be built, and 2. the capital cost model predicting how much each project might cost. The ABO closed the window to accept feedback to make broad changed to the map and model. However, anyone interested is welcome to download and use these files. If you have questions on how to use the map and economic model or last-minute feedback, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Broadband Map The ABO map shows the potential route where broadband infrastructure could be built to connect to our rural communities, specifically those that are unserved and underserved. Follow the instructions below to access and manipulate the map. Instructions for Download: The map is available to download as a zipped file folder. To unzip the folder, right-click to select Extract All, and then follow the instructions. Inside the folder will be the map, available as a 'KMZ' file extension, which can be viewed in Google Earth. If you do not have access to Google Earth, download it using the link below. Once Google Earth is loaded on your device, click the “Download Broadband Map” button below. This will load the Alaska Broadband Office’s (ABO) assessment of served, unserved, and underserved locations; the major fiber locations that have been and are scheduled to be built; and dark blue lines that represent the ABO draft infrastructure map. Download Google Earth Here Download Broadband Map Here Last update: 2/3/2023. Capital Cost Model The ABO has built a model that estimates the costs of new projects to build broadband. Follow the instructions below to access and use the model. Instructions for Download: Each unserved and underserved community has a serial number on the map above that matches a serial number on the MS Excel Broadband model. Once the KMZ file above is downloaded, please download the MS Excel Broadband model by selecting the button below (note, this requires having an MS Excel license). In the economic model, changing the information in the green cells will modify the model. If you change these variables, you will be able to immediately see the impact to the individual project as well as the projected bottom line. Follow the instructions below to access and use the model. Download Capital Cost Model Here Last update: 2/2/2023.