​​​This past summer, the FCC opened the Connect America Fund (CAF) program to entities other than incumbent telecommunications providers, and thirty-five electric cooperatives were winners of $225 million in the CAF II auction. CAF was established in 2011 to expand voice and broadband services in the FCC Universal Service Fund/Intercarrier Compensation Transformation Order promoting expansion of broadband infrastructure. Find out about the winning cooperatives in the advisory below: