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ABC Coalition FTTD Cost Model

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This map shows the forward-looking cost of a green-field DSL (also called a fiber-to-the-DLC or FTTD) broadband deployment, as estimated by a large publicly available cost model. This model takes into account the location of current broadband and telecommunications infrastructure as well as the current count of residential and business locations. The map shows the range of the total monthly cost for each location and whether each area has broadband currently available. The Wireline Competition Bureau is seeking comment from the public about how it should calculate forward-looking costs as directed by the Commission (see The data shown here come from a model submitted by a coalition of telecom carriers (see Connect America Fund, High-Cost Universal Service Support, WC Docket Nos. 10-90, 05-337, Second Supplemental Protective Order, 27 FCC Rcd 1503 (Wireline Comp. Bur. 2012) and does not represent the work of either the Bureau or the Commission.

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