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Annual Requirements

File Deployment Data (HUBB): Carriers must file broadband deployment data with USAC’s HUBB (High Cost Universal Broadband) portal showing where they are building out mass-market, high-speed Internet service.

Certify: 54.313 Certification (FCC Form 481): Carriers must file FCC Form 481 report with USAC on an annual basis. This form collects financial and operations information used to validate carrier support and fulfills the annual 54.313 certification requirement.

Certify: 54.314 Certification: Carriers are required to be certified, pursuant to Section 54.314, including certification of Mobility Fund Phase I and Tribal study area codes. Certifications must be submitted to USAC and the FCC.

Performance Measures Testing: Carriers receiving Connect America Fund (CAF) support are subject to a compliance framework adopted by the FCC. This testing ensures carriers are meeting their speed and latency obligations.