The High Cost detailed payment data tool can be used to search High Cost support paid to eligible telecommunications carriers. The tool provides for multiple search criteria to locate data for any month beginning with October 2011. Payment amounts can be searched by state or Study Area Name, Study Area Code, Year, Month, State, Fund, and Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN). Multiple criteria can be used to narrow search results.
If searching by Study Area name, please refer to the FCC Filings and use the most recent Appendix HC01 ("High Cost Support Projected by State by Study Area") and use the most recent Appendix HC01 ("High Cost Support Projected by State by Study Area") to find the proper Study Area Name. The Study Area name search queries on exact matches only.
Any required data can be viewed in HTML or Excel and copied and pasted into a worksheet for ease of use. High Cost detailed payment data are updated monthly.
Note: The retrieved data are broken down by High Cost and Connect America Fund components. These include High Cost Loop (HCL), High Cost Model (HCM), Interstate Access Support (IAS), Interstate Common Line Support (ICLS), Local Switching Support (LSS), as well as Long Term Support (LTS), which was merged with ICLS in July 2004. It also includes two HCL sub-components: Safety Net Additive (SNA) and Safety Valve Support (SVS). Connect America Fund components include Frozen High Cost Support (FHCS), Incremental Support (IS), Connect America Fund Intercarrier Compensation (ICC) , Mobility Fund Phase One (Mobility I) , Connect America Cost Model (CACM) and RBE=Rural Broadband Experiments Fund.
Questions concerning the detailed payment tool can be directed to USAC High Cost at 202-776-0200.