Trainings & Outreach

Webinar Series: Filing FCC Form 499-A

USAC invites all intrastate, interstate, and international providers of telecommunications services (including de minimis filers) to join us for a webinar about FCC Form 499-A, the Annual Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet.

This year, we are offering five webinars, each tailored to a specific audience. Based on your primary line of telecommunications service, please select the webinar that best fits your needs. Each webinar will cover the same general information about filing the FCC Form 499-A, so there is no need to attend more than one.

E-File Basics & New Features

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Recording & Slides

This webinar is intended for all providers interested in learning/reviewing the general features of USAC's online filing system, E-File. Topics to include requesting access, logging on, password reset and error messages. We'll also cover some of the new features added to E-File intending to help the user better manage their filer ID and contributions.

Wireline Local & Long Distance Wireline Providers

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Recording & Slides

This webinar is intended for wireline local and long distance companies that provide wireline local calling and have revenue associated with local calling, including PICC charges (when they exist) and vertical features. We'll also cover wireline long distance calling, including international calls, and the yearly true up process.

VoIP Service Providers

Friday, February 9, 2018

Recording & Slides

This webinar is intended for VoIP service providers interested in learning about VoIP revenue, both local and long distance, including how to use the FCC's safe harbor percentages and when to send in traffic studies.

Mobile Service Providers

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Recording & Slides

This webinar is intended for mobile service providers, including those providing paging services and specialized mobile radio (SMR) interested in learning about filing for mobile services, which are cell phone calling, paging, and SMR. We will also go over non-USF assessable revenue, summation, and bad debt.

Providers of All Other Services

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Recording & Slides

This webinar is intended for providers of all other services interested in learning about state and federal USF, local and long distance private lines, payphones (including prison payphones), prepaid cards, calls that do not originate, terminate, or transit the United States, calls that use special billing arrangements, and satellite services.

Audience Participation

Audience members may submit questions in advance by using the "Questions and Comments" field on the event registration form. Questions during the live event will be accepted if time allows. If the presenters are unable to answer your questions, we'll post a list of questions and answers along with the recording following the event.

Equipment and Set-Up

To participate, you'll need:

  • To meet the minimum system requirements,
  • A computer or mobile device with an Internet connection, and
  • Computer speakers and microphone (optional). Participants may use a telephone as an alternative to the computer's speakers.

To join the webinar on your mobile device, download the GoToMeeting App (free; available for iPhone, Android, and Windows).