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2/28/2018USAC Website Outage for Scheduled Maintenance on Friday, March 2

USAC’s website (www.USAC.org) will be unavailable due to scheduled website maintenance on Friday, March 2 from 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET. During this outage, the entire site will be converted to Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS).          

After the deployment, users will notice that all www.USAC.org web pages are preceded by “HTTPS” in their URLs. Existing bookmarks to non-HTTPS addresses will continue to work but will automatically be redirected to the HTTPS address.        

Please note, some USAC applications may not be available during the outage. We apologize for the inconvenience.        

Why are we making this change?

HTTPS protects the integrity of the website by preventing intruders from tampering with communications between the website and users. It guards both visitors and websites by encrypting and securing the information being sent and received while improving performance through faster load times.      


If you have any questions about this, please contact us at Outreach@usac.org.


2/20/2018FCC Announces Availability of Challenge Process Access Request Form

On February 14, 2018, the FCC announced (DA 18-142) the availability of the webbased form that participants in the Mobility Fund Phase II (MF-II) challenge process must use to request access to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) challenge process portal.   The access request form is now available at www.fcc.gov/MF2-Challenge-Portal/form.

2/19/2018FCC to Hold Workshop on CAFII Auction

On March 14, 2018, the FCC will host a workshop on the application process for the Connect America Fund Phase II (CAF II) auction. This workshop will include detailed information about the CAF II auction application system. For more details see DA 18-130.

1/10/2018HUBB User Guide Now Available

Carriers participating in modernized Connect America programs must file deployment data with USAC's HUBB (High Cost Universal Broadband) portal showing where they are building out mass-market, high-speed internet service by precise location. This information includes latitude and longitude coordinates for every location where service is available. Carriers can now access the HUBB User Guide on the HUBB Resources page. This user guide provides a step-by-step overview of the HUBB filing process.

12/28/2017FCC Announces Eligible Census Blocks for CAFII Auction

On December 19, 2017, the FCC released a Public Notice (DA 17-1219)  announcing the release of the final list of census blocks eligible for the Connect America Fund Phase II auction (Auction 903), a list of the census block groups and associated reserve prices, and a map showing the eligible blocks within the census block groups. Links to these items can be found in the Public Notice