Service Providers

Manage My 498 ID

The FCC Form 498 (Service Provider and Billed Entity Identification Number and General Contact Information Form) is used 1) to collect remittance, payment, and contact information for service providers that receive support from the universal service programs – High Cost, Lifeline, Rural Health Care, and Schools and Libraries – administered by USAC, and 2) to collect payment information from Schools and Libraries Program applicants who select to receive BEAR payments directly from USAC.

When do I need to manage my 498 ID?

USAC strongly encourages an annual review of FCC Form 498 data, revising as necessary.

In addition to an annual review, manage your FCC Form 498 when:

  • Applying for a new 498 ID (formerly known as a SPIN), or
  • Revising information for an existing 498 ID. Revisions can include:
    • Updating remittance, payment, and contact information;
    • Consolidating, merging, or deactivating existing 498 IDs due to a merger, acquisition, or consolidation; or
    • Deactivating a 498 ID entirely.
What do I need to know about managing my 498 ID?

Any time you apply for a new 498 ID or revise an existing one, you must have the FCC Form 498 certified by a Company Officer; otherwise, USAC cannot accept your revisions.

If applying for a new 498 ID, be ready to provide (on the FCC Form 498) your company's:

USAC will not accept any new or revised FCC Forms 498 unless it is certified by a Company Officer.