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Connect America Fund Phase II Challenges

On September 26, 2014, the FCC released a list of challenges to price cap areas included in Phase II of the Connect America Fund. Reply comments on these challenges were due by November 10, 2014. Details of this challenge process can be found in a recent Connected Nation Policy Brief.

The CAF Phase II challenge process organizes eligible areas by census blocks. A census block, in Phase II of the CAF, must have voice service and broadband service within a specified “reasonably comparable” pricing range, with broadband service of at least 4 Mbps download/1 Mbps upload, a broadband usage cap no smaller than 100 GB, and latency of 100 ms or less, in order to be considered “served.”

Challenges filed during the CAF Phase II process were organized into two categories: 1. Unserved-to-Served and 2. Served-to-Unserved. The “Unserved-to-Served” category represents challenges from non-price cap carriers who asserted that they are already providing service to areas deemed “unserved” and eligible for CAF subsidies by the FCC. “Served-to-Unserved” challenges, on the other hand, are from price cap carriers asserting that certain areas labeled as “served” by the FCC are indeed not receiving proper access and thus should be eligible for CAF funding.

Connected Nation has posted below statewide maps of both “Unserved-to-Served” and “Served-to-Unserved” challenges. If you have any questions about these maps or the CAF Phase II process, please email policy@connectednation.org.

 
Alaska Ohio

Potentially Eligible Areas Claimed to be Served

Potentially Eligible Areas Claimed to be Served

    Potentially Eligible Areas Claimed to be Served

Additional Areas Claimed to be Unserved

 

Iowa

South Carolina

Potentially Eligible Areas Claimed to be Served

 

Additional Areas Claimed to be Unserved

Potentially Eligible Areas Claimed to be Served 

 

 

Potentially Eligible Areas Claimed to be Served

 

Additional Areas Claimed to be Unserved

Michigan Tennessee

Potentially Eligible Areas Claimed to be Served

  

Additional Areas Claimed to be Unserved

 

 Potentially Eligible Areas Claimed to be Served

 

Additional Areas Claimed to be Unserved

 

Minnesota Texas

  Potentially Eligible Areas Claimed to be Served

Additional Areas Claimed to be Unserved

 Potentially Eligible Areas Claimed to be Served

Additional Areas Claimed to be Unserved

Nevada  

Potentially Eligible Areas Claimed to be Served

 

Additional Areas Claimed to be Unserved

 
 

Previous Connected Nation Maps regarding the Connect American Fund:

Analysis of Connect America Fund Eligible Areas (Last updated, January 2013)

Analysis of Areas for Proposed Connect America Fund Phase I Subsidies (Last updated, May 2013)

FCC Connect America Fund, Phase I Awards (December 2013)

FCC Rural Broadband Experiment Eligible Areas (Last updated, July 2014)