The Office

Headquarters Address:

2000 Kraft Drive, Suite 2200
Blacksburg, Virginia, 24060

Phone: 540-951-4400

Email: info at

Business Hours

Monday - Friday: 8am to 5pm (EST)
Saturday, Sunday - Closed
Call us on weekdays up until 5 PM Pacific Time

Design Nine at a glance

Design Nine provides visionary broadband network planning, design, and build out services to our clients.

We have over ninety years of combined staff experience with community telecom and Internet fiber and broadband planning, design, maintenance and management -- more than any other company in the United States. We offer a full range of broadband and Internet  planning, design, and project management expertise and start-to-finish infrastructure services. 


Design Nine is prepared to help, no matter the size of your community, or the stage of your project.

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Broadband Needs Assessment

Design Nine will provide a complete demographic, bandwidth usage, and bandwidth projection analysis for your project area.

We will:

  • Gather information on the current telecommunication needs and usage in the study area
  • Perform a gap analysis of existing telecommunications services in relation to demand and broadband availability Identify trends in use of broadband by existing and potential customers as well as any other pertinent trends
  • Examine user bandwidth usage by market segment (residential and business)
  • Develop projections of potential broadband service
  • Examine how the area efforts relate to on-going and future regional telecommunication efforts
  • Perform broadband aggregation studies
  • Perform wireless aggregation and build out studies
  • Perform fiber aggregation and build out studies

One of our most effective methods for determing fiber demand is with the use of  interest and needs surveys for both business/institutional and residential customers. With information collected from these surveys we can identify areas of broadband demand in the area, and we can map survey results by zip code to help identify areas of greatest need. We use the existing broadband availability data and use on the ground surveys, the online survey data, service provider interviews, and meetings with stakeholders to enhance and more precisely identify unserved, under-served, and served areas in the study area.

About Design Nine, Inc.

Design Nine projects have included the award-winning nDanville municipal open network, The Wired Road open access network, New Hampshire FastRoads, Rockbridge Area Network Authority network, the City of Eagan, Minnesota open access network, and over two hundred other planning efforts for communities in more than twenty-two states, Canada, and the Caribbean. The senior leadership of Design Nine has extensive, hands-on experience designing and managing telecommunications and broadband systems.

Questions about your project? You should contact us today.