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 Mapping and GIS

Design Nine has state of the art GIS and mapping systems and experts in house to provide our clients with a full range of broadband mapping services and capabilities.

Typical mapping work for a broadband study includes:

  • Mapping of existing assets, including towers, fiber routes, telephone switching offices, and other local infrastructure. Identification and mapping of key anchor broadband users, including K12 schools, colleges and universities, libraries, and local government offices and facilities.
  • Mapping of key business, commercial, and industrial areas, including major employers and business/industrial parks. Studies of your region mapping low and moderate income (LMI) areas to help qualify for grants.
  • Mapping of existing unserved, underserved, and served areas in the region to identify where new services and infrastructure is needed most. Aerial photographic views overlaid with GIS map data and key locations.
  • Backbone and middle mile routes for new fiber and/or wireless infrastructure. Last mile fiber and wireless build out studies. Business and residential cluster analysis mapping studies to identify where users are located and where to build first.

A typical feasibility study includes a full range of maps at various scales and projections to provide clear visual representations of areas of need, proposed infrastructure, and potential service areas.

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.