ILSR Launches Affordable Connectivity Program Dashboard
The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) has created a new dashboard that pulls together a host of information from the Universal Service Administrative Company on where and how the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) money is being spent. Located at ACPdashboard.com, this new resource from ILSR includes information local broadband advocates, nonprofits, state legislators, and policymakers need to know about where enrollment efforts and expended funds stand. It includes a breakdown by state for how enrollment numbers stand (as well as an estimate for the amount spent in each state so far), the current national eligible enrollment rate, information for 30 metropolitan areas, how much is being spent on service support versus devices, how many households are using the ACP for mobile versus wireline service, and the total left in the ACP fund. ILSR's new prediction model shows that a little more than $410 million is leaving the bank account every month. There are other useful data as well. For instance, about 181,000 of 822,000 eligible Tribal households are making use of the ACP out of a total of 13.4 million households total. Additionally, 60 percent of households that are taking the benefit are using it for mobile service (a number that looks like it’s dropping slowly each month), and just 39 percent for wireline connections. About 80,000 households, or less than one percent, are using it for fixed wireless or satellite service.
Affordable Connectivity Program Dashboard