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2020 FCC Form 499-A Deadline

FCC Form 499-A due on
April 1, 2020
at 11:59:59 PM EDT







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:

*This information is based on 2017-2018 Universal Service Fund data.


FCC Announces the 2nd Quarter 2020 Contribution Factor is 19.6%

On March 13, 2020, the FCC released Public Notice, DA 20-269, announcing the proposed universal service contribution factor for the second quarter, April–June 2020, will be .196 or 19.6 percent.

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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...

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2020 FCC Form 499-A Now Available

The 2020 FCC Form 499-A is now available in E-File.  Service providers are reminded that they...

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January System Maintenance

USAC will perform system maintenance on Friday, January 17 from 9 p.m. until Saturday, January 18 at...

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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 Service...

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