CAFII Auction Results

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made eligible for auction high-cost census blocks in states where the price cap carriers (larger providers) declined an earlier offer of model-based support and other unserved areas nationwide (excluding NY, AK, PR, VI) that are not served by an unsubsidized service provider.  The Auction (Auction 903) ran from July 24, 2018 to August 21, 2018. More than 100 bidders were awarded a total of $1.5 Billion over 10 years to provide fixed broadband and voice services to more than 700,000 locations across rural America. 

Winning bidders will be required to offer voice and broadband service at or above specific performance levels, and file annual reports on their deployment progress.