Connecting Millions to Broadband Services

USAC administers the Universal Service Fund under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The Universal Service Fund helps communities and people across the U.S. stay connected to the information, resources, and care they need.

Explore the Four Universal Service Programs

Connecting communities to better education and health care services.

Connecting people to affordable and widespread voice and internet services.

Service providers help make universal service possible by paying into the USF and participating in the four programs.

Universal Service Fund Data

USAC’s Open Data initiative allows the public to explore and analyze information submitted by universal service program participants.

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Communities Reached


Schools & Libraries


Rural Health Care

People Served


Lifeline-Eligible Households


High Cost-Area Households