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12/3/2018FUSF Reseller Certification Template Now Available

USAC has developed a template for wholesale carriers to obtain information from their resale customers regarding the status of their contributions to the federal Universal Service Fund (USF) on the revenue associated with the specific service(s) provided to resellers.

You can find the template on our Handouts and Reference page

This template is provided as a voluntary resource only.  Companies can develop their own template for documentation purposes related to revenue reported in Block 300 of the FCC Form 499-A. 

11/19/2018November 2018 Contributor Invoice Summary Now Available Online

The November 2018 invoice summary for contributors is now online and available for filers to view in E-File. 

Watch this quick video to learn how to access your online invoice summary

10/2/20184Q2018 498/499 Spotlight Newsletter

The Fourth Quarter 498/499 Spotlight is now available here

10/2/2018November 2018 FCC Form 499-Q due November 1, 2018

The November 2018 FCC Form 499-Q (quarterly Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet) projects the 2019 1st quarter revenue of a contributor.  The form must be certified and submitted to USAC by Thursday, November 1, 2018.

Filers that do not have a direct universal service obligation (de minimis) are not required to file the FCC Form 499-Q however USAC recommends that de minimis filers notify USAC via email ("" of its de minimis status each quarter. 

The data reported on this form is used to calculate the FCC universal service contribution factor and circularity factor, as well as to calculate the filer's monthly universal service contribution obligation. 

Watch this video to learn how to review reported revenue data prior to submitting to USAC to ensure accurate invoices are generated.

Filer can make changes to the November 2018 FCC Form 499-Q until December 17, 2018. 

After that date, no revisions to the November 2018 Form 499-Q will be accepted.

9/13/2018FCC Announces 4th Quarter 2018 Contribution Factor Increase to 20.1 Percent

The FCC released a Public Notice (DA 18-944 ) announcing that the proposed universal service contribution factor for the fourth quarter (October - December) of 2018 will be .201 or 20.1 percent. 

8/30/2018Estimated de minimis Threshold for Calendar Year 2018 Published

For calendar year 2018, filers that report less than $62,655.75 of combined interstate and international revenues on Line 423, columns (d) and (e) of the 2018 FCC Form 499-A will likely be considered de minimis for calendar year 2018.

This threshold is an estimate based on the FCC's estimated factor for calendar year 2018.

Read more about how filer's qualify for de minimis status here.