Cost Analysis for Last Mile Upgrades. In order to estimate the cost of upgrading the last mile infrastructure of all K-12 public schools in California to a specified level, a cost estimator tool was created. This tool can be used to estimate the costs of external transport circuits and associated core equipment. The tool consists of an array of formulas that allow for calculations to be carried out in spreadsheet format to generate cost values based on input numerical values of key assumptions as described below. The model enables “what-if” analysis, thereby providing ranges of numerical answers to the questions of cost estimates and creating estimates of the costs involved in upgrading schools to any bandwidth level. For the purposes of this report, estimates are provided to upgrade schools to 20 Kbps/student, 40 Kbps/student, 100 Kbps/student and 1,000 Kbps/student
Click here to access the Broadband Cost Estimator.