CAM Network Topology Applications Processing Source Code Available
Federal Communications Commission
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Released: August 13, 2013
WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF PROCESSING
SOURCE CODE FOR THE CONNECT AMERICA COST MODEL'S NETWORK
WC Docket No. 10-90Today, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) announces that the processing source
code for the CostQuest LandLine (CQLL) and CostQuest Middle Mile (CQMM) applications is
available upon request.1 The CQLL and CQMM develop the network topology for the Connect
America Cost Model (CAM).2 The CAM allows Commission staff and interested parties to
calculate costs based on a series of inputs and assumptions for Connect America Phase II
The CQLL develops a wireline network topology from the demand point back to the Central
Office, while the CQMM develops the network middle mile topologies between each Central Office
in a state to a location where Internet peering can occur.4 When parties create a solution set using
the CAM's fiber-to-the-premises network topology, they are loading both CQLL and CQMM-
derived databases into the CAM.5
1 The Bureau is making available the processing source code for the versions of CQLL and CQMM that have
been utilized by version 3 of the Connect America Cost Model and all subsequent versions of the Connect
America Cost Model to date. See Wireline Competition Bureau Announces Availability of Version Three of
the Connect America Fund Phase II Cost Model, WC Docket No. 10-90, Public Notice, 28 FCC Rcd 2316
(Wireline Comp. Bur. 2013); Wireline Competition Bureau Announces Availability of Version 3.1 of the
Connect America Fund Phase II Cost Model, WC Docket No. 10-90, Public Notice, 28 FCC Rcd 5707
(Wireline Comp. Bur. 2013); Wireline Competition Bureau Announces Availability of Version 3.1.2 of the
Connect America Fund Phase II Cost Model and Adds Additional Discussion Topics to Connect America Cost
Model Virtual Workshop, WC Docket No. 10-90, Public Notice, 28 FCC Rcd 8186 (Wireline Comp. Bur.
2013); Wireline Competition Bureau Announces Availability of Version 3.1.3 of the Connect America Fund
Phase II Cost Model, WC Docket No. 10-90, Public Notice, 28 FCC Rcd 8884 (Wireline Comp. Bur. 2013);
Wireline Competition Bureau Announces Availability of Version 3.1.4 of the Connect America Fund Phase II
Cost Model, Illustrative Results, and Updated Methodology Documentation, WC Docket No. 10-90, Public
Notice, 28 FCC Rcd 9049 (Wireline Comp. Bur. 2013).
2 The Bureau released an order adopting key engineering assumptions for the CAM earlier this year. See
Connect America Fund; High-Cost Universal Service Support, WC Docket Nos. 10-90, 05-337, Report and
Order, 28 FCC Rcd 5301 (Wireline Comp. Bur. 2013).
3 See Connect America Fund et al., WC Docket No. 10-90 et al., Report and Order and Further Notice of
Proposed Rulemaking, 26 FCC Rcd 17663, 17673-74, paras. 23-25 (2011), pets. for review pending sub nom.
In re: FCC 11-161, No. 11-9900 (10th Cir. filed Dec. 8, 2011).
4 See CostQuest Associates, Inc., Connect America Cost Model Methodology, at Section 4 & Apps. 1-2 (June
21, 2013), https://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2013/db0624/DOC-321774A1.pdf.
Parties who have signed the confidentiality and nondisclosure documents released as
attachments to the Third Supplemental Protective Order may request access to CQLL and CQMM's
processing source code by sending an email to CACMsupport@costquest.com .6 Parties who follow
this procedure will receive a digital rights management protected PDC format file (a form of secure
PDF) containing the processing source code for CQLL and CQMM.7
For further information, please contact in the Wireline Competition Bureau: Katie King at
(202) 418-1500 or via email at Katie.King@fcc.gov, or Heidi Lankau at (202) 418-2876 or via email
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6 Connect America Fund, WC Docket 10-90, Third Supplemental Protective Order, 27 FCC Rcd 15277
(Wireline Comp. Bur. 2012).
7 Parties will also receive a licensing file that will need to be installed to verify the authenticity of the user's
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