The Test Module add-on for CONNECT-ACS – in compliance with FCC Mandated Testing for All High-Cost, Subsidy Recipients – part of DZS-CONNECTION Software Suite, has been designed to meet the FCC testing requirements as outlined in FCC Ruling DA-18-710A1. This CONNECT ACS Module is capable of CAF II Bandwidth & Latency Testing in accordance to DA-18-710A1.
Who is affected: FCC Requirements from FCC document DA-18-710A1:
“Certain recipients of Connect America Fund (CAF) high-cost universal service support, including price cap carriers, rate-of-return carriers, rural broadband experiment (RBE) support recipients, Alaska Plan carriers, and CAF Phase II auction winners.”
Introduction and Clarification from FCC document DA-18-710A1:
All carriers which receive government subsidy to provide broadband in “high-cost” areas, must perform the tests. Basically, that is almost every tier 2 and tier 3 carrier in the USA.
A glossary of terms provided by the Universal Service Administrative Company (the glossary), heretofore referred to as USAC, can be downloaded from the web. The glossary and other documents can be accessed at www.usac.org. All acronyms are defined within the glossary.
In Accordance to FCC Requirements: CAF II Bandwidth & Latency Testing from FCC Document DA-18-710A1:
Subsidies were determined to be allocated along four separate performance tiers and by two separate latency tiers with funding preference given to providers offering faster speeds, lower latency, and larger data usage allowances.
|Performance Tier||Speed||Usage Allowance||Weight|
|Minimum||≥ 10/1 Mbps||≥ 150GB||65|
|Baseline||≥ 25/3 Mbps||≥ 150 Gbps or US median, whichever is higher||45|
|Above Baseline||≥ 100/20 Mbps||≥ 2TB||15|
|Gigabit||≥ 1Gbps/500Mbps||≥ 2TB||0|
FCC Requirements from FCC document DA-18-710A1 – Key Points: FCC Requirements – What is it? Speed and Latency testing of subsidized areas:
FCC Requirements from FCC document DA-18-710A1 – Key Points:
FCC Requirements – What is it?
Speed and Latency testing of subsidized areas:
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