The Connect America Fund (CAF) is an FCC program designed to expand access to voice/broadband services for communities where they are not available. Through CAF Phase II, the FCC provides funding to service providers to subsidize the cost of building new network infrastructure to provide voice/broadband service in areas where it is needed.
Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II Model, commonly called “CAF Phase II,” provides assistance to price-cap carriers based on a forward-looking model of the cost of constructing modern networks for deploying voice and broadband services in states with unserved areas.
CAF Phase II support consists of two stages:
Minimum requirements for broadband services under CAF Phase II:
The price cap carriers that accepted the first stage of CAF Phase II support must meet the following requirements for voice and broadband services:
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