About USAC

Universal Service

USAC Fast Facts

Below is a selection of facts and figures that illustrate some of the operations and responsibilities that USAC carries out as administrator of universal service collections and disbursements.

2016 USAC Expenses

USAC Administrative Expenses

2016 Deductions
$8.89 billion

Administrative Expenses
$172 million

Administrative Expense Rate

2016 Contributions


2016 Total Contributions
$8.80 billion

Contributors at Year-end

2016 Universal Service Programs

Authorized Support

High Cost Program
$4.56 billion

Lifeline Program
$1.51 billion

Rural Health Care Program
$298 million

Schools and Libraries Program
$2.39 billion