First of its Kind: Multi-Round Reverse Auction - CAF-II Subsidy
The Connect America Fund (CAF) was born out of the 2010 National Broadband Plan intended to address the digital divide. The fund provides subsidies for broadband infrastructure development in underserved areas across America. A related Mobility Fund (MF) program provides similar funding for mobile deployment. The first subsidies were awarded from these funds in 2012.