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

2024 Release Notes


Release Date – March 4, 2024

New Tool
High Cost CAF Disbursements and Locations Search
The CAF Disbursements and Locations Search enables viewing and downloading of locations deployed, obligations, and disbursement amounts for eligible telecommunication carriers (ETCs) within the High Cost program receiving modernized support. The tool presents locations deployed, funds disbursed, and total obligation amounts aggregated at the level of state, filing year, carrier name, fund, and study area code. For locations and disbursements, the tool provides both filing year and cumulative amounts.
By setting filters, the tool can be used to answer questions such as:
• What disbursements has a carrier received this calendar year?
• How many locations have they deployed this calendar year?
• How many locations have they deployed compared to their total obligation?
Note: Data for filing year 2023 extend through 09/30/23.
New Dataset
High Cost CAF Disbursements and Locations Data
Providing the data behind the CAF Disbursements and Locations Search tool, this dataset provides information at the study area code level showing disbursement amounts, locations deployed in the current year, locations deployed cumulatively and total obligation.

Release Date – March 1, 2024

Known Issue Resolved
E-Rate Request for Discount on Services: FRN Status (FCC Form 471 and Related Information)
The issue communicated in the release note from November 14, 2023, impacting the fields below is now resolved.
  • SPAC Filed?
  • Invoicing Mode
  • Total Disbursement Amount

Release Date – January 25, 2024

Known Issue Resolved
E-Rate Supplemental Entity Information
The issue communicated in the release note from November 14, 2023, impacting the fields below is now resolved.
  • FCC Form 498 Form Number
  • FCC Form 498 Status Date Time
  • FCC Form 498 Status

Release Date – January 18, 2024

Update
E-Rate Supplemental Information: Annexes
  • Dataset is updated to include the new field "Annex Organization ID".