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.

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


High Cost


*This information is based on 2016-2017 Universal Service Fund data.


January System Maintenance

USAC will perform system maintenance on Friday, January 17 from 9 p.m. until Saturday, January 18 at 10 a.m. ET. During this time, users will not be able to access the single portal dashboard to access any E-File applications including FCC Form 499 (no contributor payments can be made), FCC...

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First Quarter 2020 Newsletter Now Available

Read the 1Q2020 498/499 Spotlight Newsletter, which contains information relevant to service providers and Universal...

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Service Provider 1st Quarter Training

FCC Form 499-Q Basic Training - 1/23/2020 2pm EST Read more about our quarterly webinar...

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E-File Outage December 13 – System Maintenance

USAC will perform E-File system maintenance on Friday, December 13 from 9 p.m. until Saturday,...

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FCC Announces the 1st Quarter 2020 Contribution Factor is 21.2%

On December 12, 2019, the FCC released a Public Notice, DA 19-1266, announcing that the...

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