In response to the FCC MOU and program modernization orders, USAC has implemented an enterprise-wide Open Data strategy based on a FedRAMP Open Data platform. This allows us to make our data open and accessible to our stakeholders and to the general public.
USAC currently offers datasets for the High Cost, Lifeline, and E-rate programs. Click the "Open Data" button to access our datasets.
Open data is a set of practices, approaches, and principles that organizations use to make data sets available in an equitable and reliable way. Data can then be freely used, re-used, and redistributed by anyone. USAC's goals are to:
USAC stakeholders currently use data generated by USAC's processes. For example, carriers, academics, consultants, think tanks, and government agencies use these data in a variety of ways to track the progress of applications, identify opportunities for improvement, and measure our collective progress in providing connectivity service to all Americans.
The following datasets have been included on the USAC Open Data platform:
Our approach to opening USAC's data is based on solid data governance processes and aims to make USF data more accessible through the following steps:
You can find our current data retrieval tools on the following pages:
In late 2015, USAC established an open data working group to accelerate its open data practices and make data sets more easily accessible using industry standards.
As we open additional data sets, we will be requesting your comment regarding your needs. This page will be updated as USAC continues to develop and roll-out its Open Data strategy.
Contact our Open Data team with your questions at email.