47 CFR § 54.616 - Upfront payments.
(a) Upfront payments include all non-recurring costs for services, equipment, or facilities, other than reasonable and customary installation charges of up to $5,000.
(b) The following limitations apply to all upfront payments:
(1) Upfront payments associated with services providing a bandwidth of less than 1.5 Mbps (symmetrical) are not eligible for support; and
(2) Only consortium applicants are eligible for support for upfront payments.
(c) The following limitations apply if a consortium makes a request for support for upfront payments that exceeds, on average, $50,000 per eligible site in the consortium:
(1) The support for the upfront payments must be prorated over at least three years; and
(2) The upfront payments must be part of a multi-year contract.
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