High Cost Tools

These tools provide access to public High Cost program data and program disbursements. For the full catalog of datasets, see High Cost Datasets.

Featured Tool

The Connect America Fund Broadband Map (CAF 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.
The information in this map comes directly from carriers, which submit broadband deployment data annually through USAC’s High Cost Universal Broadband (HUBB) portal showing where they have built out service using CAF funding. The current dataset is based on data certified in the HUBB to reflect deployment completed as of September 30, 2023. USAC independently verifies deployment to a random sample of locations reported in the HUBB each year to monitor carrier compliance with CAF build-out obligations.
Connect America Fund (CAF) Map
High Cost Disbursements 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.
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.
High Cost Disbursements Search
CAF Disbursements and Locations Search
This tool presents information at the Study Area Code (SAC) level about dollar amounts paid to carriers that participate in Connect America Fund (CAF) programs, the number of locations these carriers have deployed with CAF support and their total deployment obligations by location count. The tool allows users to search the dataset by state, filing year, carrier name, fund and SAC, and displays disbursement and deployment numbers by both individual filing year and on a cumulative basis.
CAF Disbursements and Locations Tool