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William Kennard, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved six individuals to three-year terms to the Board of Directors of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC administers the Universal Service Fund (USF), which provides communities across the country with access to affordable telecommunications services. USAC is a private, not-for-profit company directed by the FCC to administer the USF. USAC administers the four universal service programs (the High Cost Program, Low Income Program, Rural Health Care Program, and the Schools and Libraries Program). Read More
The USAC Board of Directors represents the diverse stakeholders that participate in the universal service program. The terms of the board are staggered and six terms expire each year. USAC Board seats do not have term limits. Current Board members can seek renomination from their stakeholder group. The USAC By-Laws prescribe the process for nominating or renominating a representative to the USAC Board. Read More
In an effort to better serve our customers, we have redesigned the USAC web site. You will notice a change in the layout of the navigational areas. Our new design was carefully planned to enable visitors to the USAC web site to access information quickly and easily. Please take a tour of the site to learn about the updated design. If you would like to comment on the new design, you can do so by sending an e-mail.
As a result of the competitive bidding process which began in January, USAC has awarded a $61.6 million contract to NECA to provide programmatic support for the Schools and Libraries and Rural Health Care universal service support mechanisms. [View the Press Release]
On March 31, 2000, USAC submitted its annual report to Congress and the FCC. The annual report provides information about USAC's operations, activities, and accomplishments from its inception in September 1997 through December 31, 1999. View the 1999 Annual Report.
USAC has issued a Request for Proposals to obtain programmatic support services for administering the federally-established Universal Service Support Mechanisms for Schools and Libraries and for Rural Health Care Providers. USAC may choose to contract with a firm that is capable of providing programmatic support services for these two complex programs for an initial term of three years beginning July 1, 2000. The services sought require mastery of the FCC program rules and development and implementation of cost effective customer service, management, processing and analytical skills. Among many critical functions, the contractor must have sufficient resources to support the processing, analysis and individual scrutiny of no less than 100,000 forms annually that vary widely in complexity at the highest level of quality. USAC issued the Request for Proposals on December 16, 1999. Responses are due no later than February 15, 2000, but proposers must indicate whether they intend to submit a proposal no later than 12:00 noon on January 21, 2000. If your company has sufficient resources and may be interested in submitting a proposal, or if you have any other questions concerning the RFP process, please contact D. Scott Barash, Vice President and General Counsel of USAC by telephone at (202) 776-0200.