Adroit's satellite broadband cost benifit analysis app 

The calculator is free to use. 

 

It is designed to provide a high level estimate of the economic impact (Gross Value Added (GVA) to the regional economy) and the return on investment (RoI) of a typical voucher plus satellite broadband project, as recommended by BRESAT, that a region might consider

 

It is quick to use and is ideal for comparing different options for the project i.e. different target broadband speeds with different sizes of target population

 

The tool should only be used to provide an initial guide.  It does not provide sufficiently accurate or detailed enough results to support a full project appraisal.  Use of the full appraisal model we have developed is required for that.   The tool should therefore not be used to replace the need for a full appraisal nor should the results be relied upon to make any investment decisions

 

Click here to try the app for yourself

The tool is quick and easy to use.   To use it, all you have to do is enter

=        The country the region is in

=        Your target broadband speed: 10, 20 or 30 Mbps ave download speed

=        The number of SMEs and Households in your target area

 

The tool is based on the full cost benefit model but all of the other variables in the full model are set to default settings and cannot be varied in the tool

 

Before using the tool, we advise that you read the explanatory note providing further detail on the use and basis of the tool.  [to be added]