The Universal Services Administrative Co. recently updated the Connect America Fund Broadband Map to show more complete and current data about federally funded broadband initiatives across the United States' rural and under-served regions.
The interactive result now displays geographic areas eligible for CAF support, plus locations where operators participating in this funding program have already built broadband infrastructure and services. Location data includes address, latitude and longitude coordinates, service provider name, year of deployment, plus upload and download speeds.
This iteration, dubbed Release 2.0, includes the Rural Broadband Experiments (RBE) fund for the first time. Also included: certified deployment data for five funds in the CAF Map. "A majority" of map updates include these additions, according to USAC.
The recently updated interactive, searchable map is available on the USAC CAF Map website.
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