Tools

These tools provide access to public High Cost program data and program disbursements.

These tools are part of the USAC Open Data Initiative

Data Tools

Connect America Fund Broadband Map

The Connect America Fund Broadband Map (CAF Map) is an interactive online map that shows the impact of the Connect America Fund (CAF) on broadband expansion to close the digital divide in rural America. The CAF Map displays the geographic areas that are eligible for CAF support, as well as the specific fixed locations where carriers participating in the program have built out mass-market, high-speed Internet service. The dataset reflected in the map includes address, latitude and longitude coordinates, carrier name, deployment year and minimum speeds offered for every location where CAF-supported service is available.

Eligible Locations Adjustment Process Map

The Eligible Locations Adjustment Process (ELAP) is a voluntary challenge process established by the FCC to review and potentially adjust broadband deployment obligations for carriers participating in the Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II Auction program if the total number of locations funded by the program exceeds the number of actual locations on the ground. In 2021, 27 CAF Phase II Auction winners seeking to adjust their deployment obligations in 23 states submitted the appropriate location information required to participate in ELAP. USAC used certain location information from those filings to populate this public map, the ELAP Map, so that prospective outside stakeholders could review data submitted by carriers and determine whether to contest it during the stakeholder challenge phase of the process.

Mobile CETC Service Area Boundaries Map

The Mobile CETC Service Area Boundaries Map displays the existing subsidized service areas for Competitive Eligible Telecommunications Carriers receiving mobile legacy High Cost support.

ACAM, ACAM II and CAF BLS Buildout Requirements

Buildout requirements and methodology selection for CAF BLS and funded locations for ACAM and ACAM II

Certification Search

This search tool allows carriers to look up certification status (i.e. whether USAC has received a certification)

Form 481 Program Year 2019 Data (Non-Confidential)

Non-confidential FCC Form 481 data filed by carriers participating in the High Cost program

Form 481 Program Year 2020 Data (Non-Confidential)

Non-confidential FCC Form 481 data filed by carriers participating in the High Cost program

Form 481 Program Year 2021 Data (Non-Confidential)

Non-confidential FCC Form 481 data filed by carriers participating in the High Cost program

Form 481 Program Year 2022 Data (Non-Confidential)

Non-confidential FCC Form 481 data filed by carriers participating in the High Cost program

Connect America Fund Phase I Data

Deployment Data for Connect America Fund Phase I

Funding Tools

Funding Disbursement Search

This tool displays information about total dollar amounts paid to carriers that receive High Cost funding to provide voice and broadband service in rural America. The tool contains payment information dating back to January 2003.

Detailed Payment Data Search

This tool displays information about dollar amounts reflecting audits and other prior-period adjustments paid to carriers that receive High Cost funding to provide voice and broadband service in rural America. The tool contains payment information dating back to November 2011.

Connect America Cost Model (CACM)

This tool is used to calculate the amount of funding ETCs will receive to support deployment of voice and broadband service networks where a federal subsidy is necessary. Users of previous models must create new accounts.

FCC Operating Expense Limitation Worksheet

Template to determine OpEx limitations for Rate-of-Return carriers.

Notes on FCC OpEx limits

Capital Investment Allowance Results

Capital Investment Allowance Results

Capital Investment Allowance Template

Capital Investment Allowance Template

Notes on CIA Methodology

Second Offer for A-CAM Support with Legacy Transition Payments

Second Offer for Carriers that Elected Initial A-CAM Offer with Legacy Transition Payments (12/20/2016)