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API » Provider Statistics API - Similar Providers Within Nation

This API returns similar providers with the same availability as a provider based on either technologies or same most common upload/download speed or population served within the Nation. This API would return +3/-3 providers with similar availability.

Latest data version released jun2014. Previous data versions include jun2011, dec2011, jun2012, dec2012, jun2013, dec2013.

Why We Provide It
We are providing this API to increase the value of the transparency of the National Broadband Map. With this API you now have access to similar providers as a provider within the nation.

Review Data Dictionary


API Base

API Call
{API Base}/provider/{dataVersion}/stats/nation/{censusMetric}/{holdingCompanyNumber}/similar/{searchCriteria}?format={format}&callback={functionName}

Sample Call

Required Parameters
specify the data version for search(no defaults). Examples: jun2014, dec2013, jun2013, dec2012, jun2012, dec2011, jun2011.

specify the census metric by which the data has to be aggregated. It can be only population as of now.

specify the holding company number of the provider using Provider by Geography API.

specify the search critieria by which similar provider needs to be retrieved.

Optional Parameters
XML, JSON, JSONP (XML is default)

JSONP callback function name



    "holdingCompanyName":"AT&T Inc.",
    "holdingCompanyName":"Platinum Equity, LLC",
    "holdingCompanyName":"Verizon Communications Inc.",
    "holdingCompanyName":"CenturyLink, Inc.",
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<Response status="OK" responseTime="15">
      <holdingCompanyName>AT&amp;T Inc.</holdingCompanyName>
     <holdingCompanyName>Platinum Equity, LLC</holdingCompanyName>
    <holdingCompanyName>Verizon Communications Inc.</holdingCompanyName>
   <holdingCompanyName>CenturyLink, Inc.</holdingCompanyName>

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