PROSPECTIVE STAKEHOLDER ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATION. Prospective Stakeholders must establish their identity and eligibility to participate in ELAP. To qualify, individuals or entities must demonstrate that they have a direct interest in obtaining funded service within the service area (i.e., a property or relevant commercial interest). They must also certify that they do not hold a controlling interest in a competitive service provider. Governing authorities must establish that their jurisdiction covers at least some part of the service area. USAC will collect certain information from prospective Stakeholders necessary to verify eligibility and identity using a third-party commercial verifier. The FCC will announce a deadline (prior to the opening of the Stakeholder challenge window) for prospective Stakeholders to submit this information to USAC. After this deadline passes, the ELAP Map will no longer be publicly available.
Qualifying Locations: A Qualifying Location is any location eligible for high-cost support, i.e., residential housing unit or small business unit served with mass market services. The term generally carries the same meaning in both the ELAP and HUBB reporting contexts and excludes abandoned, derelict, condemned, or otherwise uninhabitable structures, e.g., grain silos, barns. For further guidance, see HUBB Reporting Public Notice (DA 16-1363); HUBB Frequently Asked Questions. Each Participant was required to report every Qualifying Location as of the close of the filing window.
Prospective Locations: A Prospective Location is not a Qualifying location, but is a location that a Participant voluntarily reports for the purpose of committing to serve some number of locations greater than the number of Qualifying Locations that it could find but less than the number of locations that it originally committed to serving (Funded Locations). For example, a Participant could report as Prospective Locations, plots, parcels, or partially completed structures in planned unit developments or structures currently undergoing renovation. In their challenges, Stakeholders may also identify Prospective Locations for the purpose of ensuring that the ELAP does not unduly reduce the Participant’s defined deployment obligation to the prejudice of locations only temporarily non-Qualifying.
Eligible Locations: Eligible Locations describes any and all Qualifying Locations and Prospective Locations and constitutes the number of locations by which the Participant is seeking to rebase its defined deployment obligation (and associated support).
Ineligible Locations: An Ineligible Location is any location that is neither a Qualifying nor a Prospective Location, as those terms are defined above. Participants may have reported voluntarily reported Ineligible Locations but were not required to report these locations.
Caveat. Although an accurate and complete list of Eligible Locations within a Participant’s service area in a state is a desirable outcome of ELAP and useful for purposes of identifying served locations (and for purposes of HUBB reporting), ELAP refines the defined deployment obligation of the Participant, not the nature of its obligation. Accordingly, a Participant is not required to serve every Eligible Location identified through ELAP so long as it can otherwise meet its revised defined deployment obligation using locations that may have become Qualifying subsequent to the completion of the ELAP (and regardless of whether they were identified as Prospective Locations).
The Eligible Locations Adjustment Process Map is based on data certified by the carriers submissions. Access the