Enter the total amount of cable drops and the total cost into the calculator to determine the cost per network drop.

Cost Per Network Drop Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Cost Per Network Drop.


  • Where CPND is the cost per network drop ($/cable)
  • TCC is the total cost of the cable drops ($)
  • #CD is the number of cable drops

What is a Cost Per Network Drop?


A cost per network drop is defined as the total cost to drop a cable for a network. This depends on the drop length and the number of wires.

How to Calculate Cost Per Network Drop?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate cost per network drop.

First, determine the cost of all drops in the network. In this example, the cost is $1,000.00.

Next, determine the number of drops. In this example, the number of cable drops is 2.

Finally, calculate the cost per network drop using the formula above:


CPND = 1000 / 2

CPND = $500.00 / drop