COVID-19 Update: USAC remains open for business—Washington, DC office closed. Learn more about USF program responses.

About USAC

Our Mission

Dedicated to achieving universal service.

This important principle suggests that everyone in the U.S. deserves high-speed connectivity that is:

Accessible-icon Accessible
Affordable-icon Affordable
Pervasive-icon Pervasive


As an independent not-for-profit designated by the FCC, USAC administers the Universal Service Fund (USF). The USF is almost $10 billion and is available annually thanks to the companies and institutions that make universal service possible.

The Programs

With the guidance of policy created by the FCC, we collect and deliver funding through four programs focused on places where broadband and connectivity needs are critical. These programs serve people in rural, underserved, and difficult-to-reach areas.