Budget Control Mechanism

Carriers that receive High Cost legacy support, which includes Connect America Fund Broadband Loop Support (CAF BLS), High Cost Loop (HCL) and Safety Valve Support (SVS), are subject to the Budget Control Mechanism (BCM). This mechanism ensures that High Cost legacy support remains within an annual rate of return budget by reducing payments for carriers that receive HCLS (including SVS) and/or CAF BLS funding.

USAC updates the BCM reduction calculations on an annual basis to account for the minimum support threshold. The budget analysis files are available here. Please note that the numbers in these files are projections and subject to change.

2016 2nd Half Budget Analysis

  • The budget control mechanism impact will be applied to four months, starting with the September 2016 disbursements.

2017 1st Half Budget Analysis

2017 Fourth Quarter Budget Analysis Update for HCLS

2017-2018 Budget Analysis

  • This represents annual view for July 2017 through June 2018.

2018 First Quarter Budget Analysis Update for HCLS

2018 Second Quarter Budget Analysis Update for HCLS

2018-2019 Budget Analysis

  • This represents annual view for July 2018 through June 2019.

2018 Fourth Quarter Budget Analysis Update for HCLS

2019 First Quarter Budget Analysis Update for HCLS

2019 Second Quarter Budget Analysis Update for HCLS

2019-2020 Budget Analysis

  • This represents the annual view for July 2019 through June 2020

2020 Bi-Annual Budget Analysis Update for HCLS

2020-2021 Budget Analysis

  • This represents the annual view for July 2020 through June 2021
    Revised as of May 7, 2020

2021 Bi-Annual Budget Analysis Update for HCLS

2019-2020 Budget Reconciliation

  • This represents the annual view for July 2019 through June 2020

2021-2022 Budget Analysis

  • This represents the annual view for July 2021 through June 2022

2020-2021 Budget Reconciliation

  • This represents the annual view for July 2020 through June 2021

2022-2023 Budget Analysis

  • This represents the annual view for July 2022 through June 2023