Update to the Connect America Phase II - Initial Eligible Areas Map
Federal Communications Commission
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Released: August 29, 2014
COMMISSION PUBLISHES ADDITIONAL RESOURCES REGARDING AREAS
POTENTIALLY ELIGIBLE FOR CONNECT AMERICA FUNDING
WC Docket No. 10-90
The Wireline Competition Bureau and Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis have
released an update to the Connect America Phase II – Initial Eligible Areas Map, in order to assist parties
interested in determining the eligibility of areas for Connect America funding. The update incorporates a
feature to download geospatial files for a selected Census Tract, or County. The downloaded file is
specifically for use with desktop mapping software to display eligible census blocks, which should help
users investigate potential areas for rural broadband experiments and assist parties participating in the
Phase II challenge process.
In order to utilize this new feature, users should visit the map at https://www.fcc.gov/maps/fcc-
connect-america-fund-phase-ii-initial-eligible-areas-map. Once the map is zoomed in to an area of
interest using the zoom controls on the map, the download options will appear by clicking on the map.
The information on the right side of the map will indicate the selected census tract and county, as well as
cost model details. File format options for download can be selected from the County or Census Tract
menu; Shapefile, geoJSON, KML, and CSV options are available.
In addition, answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the Rural Broadband
Experiments have been posted on the rural broadband experiments homepage at
https://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/rural-broadband-experiments. For more general information about the
Connect America Fund, please see https://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/connecting-america .
To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (braille, large print,
electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to email@example.com or call the Consumer & Governmental
Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
For further information regarding the geospatial files, please contact Eric Spry, Office of
Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis, at 202-418-2030. For further information regarding the FAQs,
please contact Ian Forbes, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau at
202-418-7400; or at TTY (202) 418-0484
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