2017 Release Notes

This page is designed to communicate all major dataset and platform fixes, enhancements, and known issues/problems that USAC has addressed based on valuable USAC Open Data community user feedback. If you encounter any issues and problems please email us at opendata@usac.org

Release Date - October 17, 2017

Open Data Platform Launch and Initial List of Datasets
E-rate Open Competitive Bidding (FCC Form 470) – This collection of 4 datasets contains data from the basic information section of each FCC Form 470, including applicant details such as contact information, application number, Billed Entity Number (BEN), and funding year:
E-rate Request for Discount on Services (FCC Form 471; 498; 486; and EPC fields) - This collection of 7 datasets contains data from the basic information section of each FCC Form 471, including applicant details such as contact information, applicant type, Billed Entity Number (BEN), student count, dollars, and category of service, as well as select fields from FCC Form 486, 498, and the EPC application (user profile).
E-rate Supplemental Information: Annexes - This dataset contains E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) information about annexes.
E-rate Supplemental Entity Information - This dataset contains E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) information about schools, libraries, school districts, library systems, consortia, and non-instructional facilities (NIFs).
High Cost Disbursements - This dataset provides information about total dollars disbursed to Eligible Telecommunication Carriers (ETCs) within the High Cost Program by month and year since January 2003.
Lifeline Companies Near Me - This dataset provides the service type and contact information for self-reported Eligible Telecommunication Carriers (ETCs) offering Lifeline services by zip code and state.