High Cost Tools
This dataset serves as the foundation for the Connect America Fund Broadband Map (CAF Map), which displays the geographic areas eligible for CAF support, as well as the specific fixed locations where carriers participating in the program have built out broadband service.
The information in the CAF Map comes directly from carriers, which submit broadband deployment data annually through USAC’s High Cost Universal Broadband (HUBB) portal.
The current CAF Map is based on data certified in the HUBB as of December 31, 2020 deployment. USAC independently verifies deployment to a random sample of reported locations each year to monitor carrier compliance with CAF build-out obligations, but not all data in the map has been subject to this review.
The Eligible Locations Adjustment Process Map (ELAP Map) displays the geographic areas that are eligible for CAF II Auction support, as well as the locations where CAF II Auction Participants, taking part in ELAP, have identified Qualifying, Ineligible and Prospective location types.
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.
The High Cost detailed payment data 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.