Tribal Nations

Collaborating to connect Tribal communities to phone and internet services

USAC promotes phone and internet connectivity to Tribal communities through the Universal Service Fund (USF) programs. The USF programs—E-Rate, Rural Health Care, Lifeline, and High Cost—help connect Tribal communities to phone and broadband services by working at the infrastructural, communal, and individual level. As an independent not-for-profit designated by the FCC, USAC administers the USF programs.

Visit each program dropdown to learn more about how Tribal communities can qualify for funding through the four USF programs. For any questions or comments regarding USAC’s work with Tribal Nations, contact Gem Labarta, USAC’s Tribal Liaison, at