Revised A-CAM Offers Yield $454M of Annual Support to 182 ROR Carriers

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After revising Alternative Connect America Cost Model (A-CAM) offers last month in the face of a budget shortfall, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau has announced that 182 rate-of-return (ROR) companies elected 217 revised offers to receive $454 million annually in 43 states for 10 years.  The FCC is considering further increasing the A-CAM budget with comments due by February 13, 2017.  Though these ROR carriers must fulfill the deployment obligations associated with the revised offers, their acceptances are conditioned on a requirement that they must meet the deployment obligations of their original A-CAM offers if the FCC manages to fund such original offers.

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