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

2021 Release Notes

Release Date – July 20, 2021

New Field Added to RHC Commitment & Disbursement Open Data Sets
  • Invoice Deadline Date

Release Date - May 17, 2021

The CAF Map Release 4.0 dataset displays the locations where carriers that receive CAF support had built out mass-market, high-speed Internet service as of December 31, 2020. This information comes directly from carriers, which submit broadband deployment data annually through USAC’s High Cost Universal Broadband (HUBB) portal. 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. Please note that:
  • ACAM locations currently in the dataset include locations funded by both the original ACAM program and Revised ACAM;
  • Not all existing CAF-BLS locations are in the CAF Map since CAF-BLS carriers that had fully deployed broadband at speeds of 25 Mbps downstream/3 Mbps upstream (25/3 Mbps) to all locations in their study area before May 25, 2016 do not have to file deployment data with the HUBB;
  • The CAF Map does not yet reflect milestone tracking for Revised ACAM, ACAM II and CAF II Auction deployment obligations.

Release Date – April 30, 2021

New Fields and FRN Statuses Added to RHC Commitment & Disbursement Open Data Sets
  • Gross Demand
  • Original Committed Amount

Release Date – April 21, 2021

New Dataset and Tool (Chart)
  • E-rate Invoices and Authorized Disbursements Dataset & Tool
The E-rate Invoices and Authorized Disbursements (FCC Forms 472 and 474) dataset provides invoicing data for applicants, service providers, and other stakeholders so they can track invoice lines completed and authorized for disbursement. The dataset includes invoice lines authorized on July 1, 2016 and after and does not include in-process, pending, or cancelled invoice lines. The dataset includes invoice and FCC Form 471 related data so users can filter and sort the data accordingly.

Release Date – January 13, 2021

The C2 Budget Tool FY2021+ and data set has been modified to reflect updates from the new EPC entity profile Category Two Budget tab. For each budgeted entity, the C2 budget version as well as the other fields used to derive the various C2 budget amounts will be calculated based on the entity data and cost allocations provided in certified or committed C2 FCC Forms 471 when available.