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.


de minimis Notification Enhancement Launches October 2, 2023

USAC is launching an FCC Form 499-Q de minimis notification enhancement on Monday, October 2, 2023. This enhancement will allow E-File users to select their de minimis status within E-File, replacing the requirement to email USAC for notification of status.

USAC’s Contributor Operations team is hosting webinars on Wednesday, October 4,...

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FCC Announces 4Q 2023 Contribution Factor 34.5%

The FCC released a Public Notice, DA 23-843, announcing that the proposed universal service contribution factor for...

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Service Provider Payment System Unavailable September 16, 2023

Service providers will not be able to make payments using E-File on Saturday, September 16, 2023 from...

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Hurricane Idalia Response

On September 1, 2023, the FCC released Order DA 23-805, waiving certain Affordable Connectivity Program, Emergency...

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Hawaii Wildfires Response

On August 18, 2023, the FCC released Order DA 23-723, waiving certain Affordable Connectivity Program, Lifeline,...

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