High Cost

Tools

Data Tools

Broadband Data Validator

This tool can be used to prepare and validate your carrier’s geospatial deployment data for participation in the following Connect America Funds: CAF Phase II, ACAM, and CAF BLS. It will allow you to check your data for errors, including missing data fields, improper formatting, and faulty latitude or longitude coordinates, before officially submitting it to USAC through the High Cost Universal Broadband (HUBB) portal.

Certification Search

This search tool can help a carrier discover whether or not their certification has been received by USAC.

Funding Tools

Funding Disbursement Search

This search tool can be used to search for support disbursed to ETCs.

Detailed Payment Data Search

This search tool can be used to search for support paid to ETCs.

Connect America Cost Model (CACM)

This tool is used to calculate the amount of funding ETCs will receive to support deployment of voice and broadband service networks where a federal subsidy is necessary. Users of previous models must create new accounts.

FCC Operating Expense Limitation Worksheet

Template to determine OpEx limitations for Rate-of-Return carriers.

Notes on FCC OpEx limits

Capital Investment Allowance Results

Capital Investment Allowance Results

Capital Investment Allowance Template

Capital Investment Allowance Template

Notes on CIA Methodology

ACAM Support with Legacy Transition Payments ACAM 2.3.1 Support Offer with Legacy Transition Payments
CAF BLS Buildout Requirement Connect America Fund Broadband Loop Support (CAF BLS) Obligations Schedule

High Cost Legacy Tools

Disaggregation Map Search

This search tool can be used to find map and zone information for incumbent carriers that have disaggregation plans.

Learn more about disaggregation.
Disaggregation Checklist

This search tool can be used to find incumbent rate-of-return carrier disaggregation plans.

Learn more about disaggregation.