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Updated September 2015
If Category One services will begin on or shortly after July 1 of a funding year, the service provider, in some cases, may need to undertake some construction and installation prior to the beginning of that funding year.
Within the limitations indicated below, the infrastructure costs of a service provider can be deemed to be delivered at the same time that the associated Category One services begin. That is, if services begin on July 1, then the delivery of service provider infrastructure necessary for those services can be considered as also delivered on July 1.
There are four conditions that must be met in order for USAC to provide support in a funding year for Category One infrastructure costs incurred prior to that funding year.
Installation of Category Two non-recurring services may begin on the April 1 prior to the July 1 start of the funding year.