The Connect America Fund (CAF) is the FCC's program to expand access to voice and broadband services for areas where they are unavailable. Through CAF Phase II, the FCC provides funding to local telephone companies to subsidize the cost of building new network infrastructure or performing network upgrades to provide voice and broadband service in areas where it is lacking. Moving forward, CAF-II will use competitive bidding to efficiently support deployment of networks providing both voice and broadband service, thereby expanding broadband availability to millions more unserved Americans.
Kirk Burgee, Deputy Director: Kirk.Burgee@fcc.gov
Nathan Eagan, Chief of Staff: Nathan.Eagan@fcc.gov
SAVE THE DATE:
March 14, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EST)
FCC Headquarters, Commission Meeting Room
Workshop on Application Process for CAF Phase II Auction
Our office, known as OCBO, serves as the principal advisor to the Chairman and the Commissioners on issues, rulemakings, and policies affecting small, women, and minority-owned communications businesses. We also represent the FCC in various matters coordinated with the U.S. Small Business Administration, including those involving the Regulatory Flexibility and Small Business Acts.