Rate-of-Return USF Reform Resources
NECA is providing the following links to a number of analytical tools to assist rate-of-return companies in evaluating and understanding the impacts of the FCC’s RoR universal service support reforms, including details of the Alternative Connect America Cost Model support and CAF Broadband Loop Support mechanisms.
FCC Operating Expense Limitation:
FCC Capital Investment Allowance:
FCC data on existing carrier broadband deployment
Carrier broadband deployment obligations:
CAF-BLS build-out requirements |
Comparison of deployment obligations
FCC data on competitive overlaps
A-CAM support offers with legacy transition payments
– June 2017 RoR high cost support budget calculations
Key FCC Orders and Public Notices
RoR Reform Order
Public Notice announcing the release of rate-of-return study area density data, which will be used in implementing various reforms adopted by the Commission in the Rate-of-Return USF Reform Order.
Public Notice announcing the budget control mechanism for rate-of-return carriers’ high-cost USF support will be implemented September 2016.
Public Notice |
Public Notice correcting reports to model-based CAF support amounts
Weighted Average Broadband Deployment for RoR carriers
Study Area Deployment for each study area
Tariff Procedures Order
Alaska Plan Order | Alaska
Mandatory Deployment Obligations for RoR carriers remaining on legacy USF support
Additional information on FCC's USF reform proceeding
USF Reform for RoR Carriers | USF & ICC Reform