In preparation for the efficient deployment of federal funding that may become available, we are requesting that all Internet Service Providers (ISP) and middle-mile infrastructure owners promptly submit their most recent information so that we can quickly develop the next set of SC Broadband Maps.
The ORS is requesting six different data elements:
- Updated Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Form 477 information
- Current Residential Service Area
- Recent Federal awards
- American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) County/Municipal Project awards
- Residential Node Boundaries
- Response to Lack of Broadband Indications in your service area.
FCC Form 477 (December 31, 2021)
Please submit your most recent Form 477 information, in the exact same format as you submit to the FCC. We are expecting to see Excel (CSV or XLSX) for both your broadband deployment and subscription files for all entities that you own and operate (both ILEC and CLEC if appropriate). Subscription information must be provided in CSV file format. In addition, we would also require a copy of your submission confirmations (PDF) from the FCC.
Residential Service Area
Please provide a detailed shapefile of your current residential delivery area. When complete, this should be a collection of polygons, with donut holes removed, that will clearly show the extent of your service area.
Federal Grant Awards
If appropriate, please provide a detailed shapefile (full 2020 census block resolution) of any USDA ReConnect or FCC Rural Digital Opportunity Fund areas that are designated and fully authorized/approved for future construction. Do not include any census blocks where construction was completed by December 31, 2021 and are currently being reported to the FCC.
ARPA County/Municipal Project Awards
If appropriate, please provide a detailed shapefile (full 2020 census block resolution) of any county or municipal ARPA projects that are designated and fully authorized/approved for future construction.
Residential Node Boundaries
Please provide detailed residential shapefiles for each FCC technology type (Fiber, DOCSIS 3.1, VDSL, etc.) deployed in your network. Each shapefile should show a detailed polygon outline, by technology, for your residential service area as of December 31, 2021. Do not merge polygons. We are looking for the detailed boundaries of your network with donut holes removed (not census block boundaries). When you deploy two different technologies in the same area, we expect to see overlapping polygons when multiple layers are enabled. Do not include commercial deployments.
Lack of Broadband Indications
The SC Broadband Office is now capturing detailed name and address information whenever a citizen reports that they cannot receive Internet at their home. If we have evidence of a consumer reporting no available service as of January 31, 2022, when your deployment filings suggest the area is served, we will require a detailed response for each resident. Since this situation does not exist for all ISPs, we will communicate separately – by email – for follow-up. ISPs that have consumer complaints will receive their email by Friday, February 4, 2022. If you do not receive an email by this date you may ignore this section.