High Cost

Budget Control Mechanism for Rate of Return Carriers

As required by the FCC Rate of Return Reform Order, USAC is required to calculate total support available for distribution to Rate of Return carriers. In order to remain within a $1 billion budget for second half of 2016, USAC applied the FCC Budget Control Mechanism methodology to reduce for each carrier. The forecasted amounts are the total support for a six month period (the projected monthly support amounts would be one-sixth of the total support).

Please note:

  • These numbers are projections and are subject to change.
  • The budget control mechanism impact will be applied to four months, starting with the September 2016 disbursements.

2016 2nd Half Budget Analysis