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HUBB Now Open to Additional RDOF Carriers

Carriers authorized to receive Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) support through the program’s first six authorizations of funding by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may now submit and certify broadband deployment data in USAC’s High Cost Universal Broadband (HUBB) portal. RDOF carriers authorized for support in DA 21-1420, DA 21-1560, DA 22-38 and DA 22-151 can […]

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Webinar: Filing the FCC Form 481

All eligible telecommunications carriers (ETCs) participating in the High Cost and/or Lifeline programs must file and certify the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Form 481 on an annual basis. This form collects financial and operations information used to validate carrier support. It also includes a supply chain certification, which requires carriers to certify that no universal […]

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FCC Form 481 System Now Open

All eligible telecommunications carriers (ETCs) participating in the High Cost and/or Lifeline programs may now access the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Form 481 through the USAC E-file/Okta One Portal and begin the annual Form 481 filing process. The FCC has issued a limited waiver of the July 1 deadline for ETCs to file and certify this […]

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SAM.gov Transition to UEI

Yesterday, April 6, 2022, the FCC released Public Notice DA 22-371 which announces the transition from the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number to the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) effective April 4, 2022. For more information, read our latest bulletin.

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Existing High Cost Disbursement Search Tool to be Retired on July 17

USAC will be retiring the existing High Cost disbursement search tool on July 17 following the recent launch of a new disbursement search tool that provides a more user-friendly platform for the public to access information about total dollar amounts paid to carriers that receive High Cost funding to provide voice and broadband service in rural […]

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USAC Releases CAF Map 4.0

USAC has released version 4.0 of the Connect America Fund Broadband Map (CAF Map), an interactive online map that shows the impact of the Connect America Fund (CAF) on broadband expansion to close the digital divide in rural America. The Connect America Fund – part of the federal Universal Service Fund High Cost program – […]

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USAC Launches CAF Map Version 3.0

USAC has released version 3.0 of the CAF Map, an interactive online map that shows the impact of the Connect America Fund (CAF) program on broadband expansion across rural America.  First launched in 2018, the Connect America Fund Broadband Map – or CAF Map – displays the geographic locations where carriers that receive CAF support […]

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USAC Remains Open for Business – DC Office Closed

At USAC, we are committed to the health and safety of our employees, contractors, and stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic. USAC remains fully operational. The USAC offices in Washington, DC are closed. All USAC staff will work remotely and can be reached at their USAC email and telephone numbers.  While the way we work has […]