On January 1, 2017, ten of LICT's rural telephone companies elected to participate in the FCC's A-CAM program.
During 2018, the FCC expanded the A-CAM program retroactive to January 1, 2017.
"There are seven carriers in Idaho currently authorized to receive A-CAM
support," said Mark Wigfield, deputy director for the FCCOffice of Media Relations.
According to Mount Horeb General Manager John Klarer, the A-CAM funding will cover about 75% of project costs, with the company making up the difference.
Mount Horeb was not eligible for A-CAM funding in more populous villages within its service area because people there could get 10/1 Mbps speeds over the existing infrastructure, but the company decided to deploy FTTH to those customers as well, covering the entire cost itself.
is a hybrid system, which means it uses two elliptical-shaped cams, a control cable, a split harness power cable and an evenly placed string.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continues to drive for expanding broadband coverage through programs such as the Connect America Fund (CAF) and Alternative Connect America Cost Model (A-CAM