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California Teleconnect Fund (CTF) Eligible Services 


The CTF uses the Universal Services Administrative Company's (USAC) E-rate definitions for Digital Transmission Service, Internet Access and Wireless Internet  Access, with certain exceptions.

The contact person for Volcano Telephone Company CTF is Bonnie Burris at 209-296-1435 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The following services listed under these categories are eligible for CTF reimbursements:

 Digital Transmission Service*

  • •  Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
  • •  Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
  • •  DS-1, DS-3
  • •  Ethernet
  • •  Fiber
  • •  Frame Relay/Permanent Virtual Circuit (PVC)
  • •  Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN, BRI, PRI)
  • •  OC-1, OC-3, OC-12, OC-N
  • •  Switched Mulitimegabit Data Service (SMDS)
  • •  T-1, T-3, Fractional T-1
  • •  Wide Area Networks (WAN)


The following service may be eligible for CTF reimbursement subject to preapproval by CD staff:

The telecommunications component of:

  •             •  Distance learning capability
  •             •  Video,or
  •             •  Interactive television
  • Internet Access*

  • Support in this funding category is generally only available for basic conduit access to the Internet but is not available for content, equipment purchased by applicants, and services beyond basic conduit access to the Internet. Basic conduit access technologies include but are not limited to:

  •             •  Cable
  •             •  Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
  •             •  Fiber
  •             •  Satellite service
  •             •  T-1 lines
  •             •  Wireless
  •             •  Wide Area Network (WAN)

Telephone Service***

  •             •  Unlimited Local Business Service
  •             •  VoIP

Non Eligible Communication Services

The following items are not eligible for CTF reimbursement:

  • •  Content/Usage;
  • •  Construction/Infrastructure;
  • •  Maintenance/Inside Wire Maintenance;
  • •  Video conferencing services;
  • •  Email Services;
  • •  Web Hosting;
  • •  Firewall;
  • •  Domain Name Service;
  • •  Dynamic Host Configuration; and
  • •  Mobile hotspot service (only for educational purposes).


For bundled products/services that contains both eligible and non-eligible services, carriers must cost allocate to receive partial CTF reimbursements.

*Some services may be excluded from USAC's eligibility service list.

**This is the current policy as well.

***Support in this funding category is only available for basic voice services or VoIP. Long Distance, extra features, usage, equipment, etc. are not eligible for funding.