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.

Announcements

USAC Website Maintenance – August 12

USAC’s websites will be temporarily unavailable beginning 11 p.m. ET on Friday, August 12. USAC expects the maintenance to last up to two hours, but users may see intermittent outages beyond the initial window as the updates take effect.

Affected sites include USAC.orgLifelineSupport.orgAffordableConnectivity.gov, and EmergencyConnectivityFund.org.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you!

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Service Provider Payment System Unavailable May 21, 2022

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