The Universal Service Fund helps communities and people across the U.S. stay connected to the information, resources, and care they need.
USAC administers the Universal Service Fund under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Explore the Four Universal Service Programs
Closing the digital divide through affordable, accessible, and reliable voice and internet services.
Ensuring that schools and libraries across the U.S. are connected to information and resources through the internet
Rural Health Care
Supporting healthcare facilities in bringing world class medical care to rural areas through increased connectivity
Helping households obtain communications services they need to participate in today’s digital world
Providing funding to companies working to expand connectivity infrastructures in unserved or underserved areas
Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)
Discounted internet services and a one time device discount for eligible households
Also see the Emergency Connectivity Fund Program (ECF)
Universal Service Fund Data
USAC’s Open Data initiative allows the public to explore and analyze information submitted by universal service program participants.