JSI Files Comments on Behalf of Clients Regarding Split Census Blocks in A-CAM

JSI, along with a group of 27 clients, filed comments with the FCC regarding the issue of census blocks that are located in multiple study areas. Because ILEC study areas do not align with census blocks, census blocks that are partially served with broadband at 10/1 Mbps or higher by another, subsidized, incumbent local exchange carrier are being removed from Alternative Connect America Model (A-CAM) eligibility. The split block rule has eliminated hundreds, if not thousands, of census blocks nationwide from A-CAM eligibility in study areas where locations in these blocks would be eligible otherwise.