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Coverage is

[t]he extent to which broadband service is available should businesses and consumers wish to subscribe.[1]


Coverage is

[t]he geographical area in which satellite signals can be transmitted or received with sufficient quality when using appropriately sized earth stations. Satellite coverages are usually communicated in the form of footprints displaying satellite G/T, EIRP or other quantity, such as the antenna size required for good quality reception of a particular service.[2]


Coverage is

the range of a mobile cellular network, measured in terms of geographic coverage (the percentage of the territorial area covered by mobile cellular) or population coverage (the percentage of the population within range of a mobile cellular network).[3]

Coverage refers to "the geographic area in which one can obtain wireless communications service."[4]


  1. Britain's Superfast Broadband Future, Glossary, at 55.
  2. Eutelsat, "Glossary" (full-text).
  3. ITU Glossary of Mobile Cellular Terms 1 (1999) (full-text).
  4. The Broadband Availability Gap, OBI Technical Paper No 1, Glossary, at 131 (full-text).