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7/18/2017Report Revenues on FCC Form 499-Q by August 1, 2017


All telecommunications carriers and all interconnected VoIP providers that are not de minimis must file the 3rd Quarter FCC Form 499-Q with USAC by August 1, 2017.The FCC Form 499-Q is used to collect carrier revenue information and to determine the carrier's universal service contribution obligation for the upcoming quarter.

Contributors with access to the Internet must submit their FCC Form 499-Q using E-File.  

Revenue data you will provide on the August FCC Form 499-Q: 
- Actual billed revenue from April 1-June 30, 2017 on lines 115-118
- Projected billed and collected revenue from October 1-December 31, 2017 on lines 119-120 

August FCC Form 499-Q revision deadline: September 14, 2017 

Resulting USAC invoices: Invoices issued in October, November, December 2017* 
Payments due in November 2017, December 2017, and January 2018 

*Based on the October 1-December 31, 2017 projected revenue reported  

If you have questions about the revenue you are reporting on your form, or the dates listed here, call USAC's Customer Operations team at (888) 641-8722.

7/5/2017Online Invoice Summaries Now Available for Contributors


Contributors can now view their invoice information online and receive email notifications when they become available.

Previously, contributors were only able to receive their invoices as paper copies. They now have the option to view the first page, also known as the summary page, of their invoice online. They can also opt-in to receive email notifications when invoice summaries become available online.  

Read the Online Invoices Tip Sheet to find out how to access online invoicing summaries and opt-in to email notifications. 

6/16/2017FCC Announces Third Quarter 2017 Contribution Factor Decrease to 17.1 Percent


The Federal Communications Commission released a Public Notice (DA 17-580) announcing that the proposed universal service contribution factor for the third quarter (July-September) of 2017 will be 0.171 or 17.1 percent.