Upcoming Dates

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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 Releases Hurricane Fiona Relief Order

On September 22, 2022, the Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released an Order (DA 22-998) that waives certain E-Rate, Emergency Connectivity Fund, Rural Health Care, COVID-19 Telehealth, Lifeline, and Affordable Connectivity Program rules and deadlines to assist participants and service providers, including Universal Service Fund contributors, located in the areas affected...

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FCC Announces 4th Quarter Contribution Factor is 28.9%

The FCC released a Public Notice, DA 22-946, announcing that the proposed universal service contribution factor for...

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Coming Soon: UEI Requirement on FCC Form 498

USAC will update the FCC Form 498 for all service providers in the fourth quarter of...

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USAC One Portal Maintenance – August 26

USAC will perform system updates on One Portal beginning at 8 p.m. ET on August 26 through...

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Service Provider Payment System Unavailable August 20, 2022

Service providers will not be able to make payments using E-File on Saturday, August 20, 2022 from...

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