Last Mile Connections: How do I identify a “Last Mile” connection?

For Category 1 Internet funding requests, you must identify which line items represent “last mile” connections and indicate “Yes” or “No.”  USAC defines a last mile connection as a connection to an individual building, such as a WAN connection OR a direct Internet connection for any school or library that does not have a WAN.  The main Internet access connection from the service provider to a district hub does not qualify as a last mile connection. For more information, refer to this USAC News Brief. Note that in a subsequent step, you will need to allocate which entities are the recipients of the Last Mile connections.