Contributing to the USF
All telecommunications providers must file with USAC every year. This determines if they must contribute to the Universal Service Fund (USF) and how much the contribution will be.
Universal service programs build out the country’s network infrastructure and serve our schools, libraries, rural healthcare clinics, and families in need. Set Up an Account
Participation by Program
Service providers make universal service possible by participating in one or more USF programs.
Explore participation by selecting from the options below:
Rural Health Care
*This information is based on 2016-2017 Universal Service Fund data.
FCC Announces 4th Quarter 2019 Contribution Factor Increase to 25.0%
Oct 7, 2019
The FCC released a Public Notice, DA 19-910, announcing that the proposed universal service contribution factor for the fourth quarter, October - December 2019, will be .250 or 25.0 percent.Read More
FCC Announces 3rd Quarter 2019 Contribution Factor Increase to 24.4%
Oct 7, 2019
The FCC released a Public Notice (DA 19-559) announcing that the proposed universal service contribution...Read More
FCC Form 498 – Update Required
Aug 20, 2019
Service Providers Must Update their FCC Form 498 to include the business type Service providers...Read More
E-File Unavailable due to USAC System Maintenance
May 17, 2019
USAC will perform monthly system maintenance beginning at 6 p.m. ET on May 17 through...Read More
Second Quarter Spotlight Newsletter is now available
Apr 22, 2019
Click here to read the 2Q2019 498/499 Spotlight.Read More