Hybrid Cost Proxy Model (HCPM) Most
Recent Modification: April, 2009
2.6.1 Files Available for Downloading*
|Minimum Operating System Requirements: Microsoft
Windows XP, SP2 or greater; Microsoft Office Suite 2003, SP3
A compressed file containing
the complete installation package for the HCPM/HAI synthesis
model, latest expense, Cluster and Cluster Interface modules.
To install, click on the filename, download, extract and
run "setup.exe." Users who have an older version
of HCPM may want to first uninstall it before installing
the new version.
||Contains the installation package
for the Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Deployment Files. This is
required for proper operation of the HCPM/HAI synthesis model.
To install, click on the filename, download, extract and run "setup.exe."
||Contains illustrative customer
location data for the state of Maryland. These data have been
prepared using the software product ExchangeInfo Plus™,
available from On Target Mapping.
||A compressed file containing 1)
updated History.doc reporting all changes made to the HCPM
portions of the synthesis model since the release of the platform
order on October 23, 1998, 2) HCPM.doc, 3) User.doc.
During the HCPM installation, the user is
prompted to specify the desired data directory for the customer
location input files (e.g., either C:\PNRdata, or C:\HCPM\data). The
data directory C:\HCPM\data is created automatically during
the installation and can be used or, alternatively, the user
may want to create a separate new directory C:\PNRdata
because it will not be deleted when the user uninstalls HCPM.
After the installation is complete, it will be necessary
for the user to place one or more customer location input
files, with the proper format in the data directory. The
user will have to obtain a copy of customer location data. A
proprietary version is available under a licensing agreement
with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
for use in federal universal service proceedings. A
public illustrative version for Maryland is found below. These
data need to be copied into the specified data directory
prior to running the model.
The model will come preloaded with old non-proprietary line
count data in the Microsoft Access database C:\HCPM\db\HCPM.mdb. The
user may want to update these data to reflect more current
Proprietary wire center line count data are available,
subject to a protective order, for use in federal universal
service proceedings from USAC. To obtain copies of
the proprietary customer location data and/or the proprietary
line count data, contact USAC.
Once the model is run for specific companies, the calculated
costs for each company are written to Microsoft Excel workbooks
in the directory C:\HCPM\Results.
Model results using publicly available line count data and support amounts (2000):
Public Notice: Word | PDF | Text
Results Zip File (102 MB): Zip
Workfiles Zip File (116 MB): Zip
Support Spreadsheet: Excel
Wirecenter Support Spreadsheet: Excel
Density Zone Results: Zip
Results (Wire Center cost analysis for Maryland using
non-proprietary line counts and non-proprietary md.zip
file from below): Excel
Summary model results using proprietary line count data and support amounts (2004):
- Year 2004 State-by-State Summary of Cost and Support
downloading, the user will need to decompress these files
using standard software packages such as WinZip® or PKZIP®,
while making sure that the directory structure of the compressed
files is maintained. The model
can be installed by running the file "setup.exe." Documentation
for both model algorithms and operation of the user interface
is provided with the installation package.
As an alternative to downloading the files, the HCPM/HAI
Synthesis Cost Proxy Model may be obtained from the FCC’s
duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445
12th Street, S.W., Room CY-B402, Washington, D.C. 20554, www.bcpiweb.com;
phone: (202) 488-5300, fax: (202) 488-5563.