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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.


E-File Outage Due to System Maintenance on 9/25/20

The Service Provider modules in E-File will not be available from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Friday, September 25, 2020 due to system maintenance and enhancements.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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FCC Announces 4th Quarter 2020 Contribution Factor is 27.1%

On September 14, 2020, the FCC released Public Notice, DA 20-1075, announcing the proposed universal service contribution...

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New Forms Management Coming in E-File Sept. 28

USAC is updating the Forms Management interface in E-File with improved navigation on Monday, Sept. 28.  A...

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Third Quarter 2020 Newsletter Available Now

Read the 3rd Quarter 2020 Newsletter which contains information relevant to service providers and Universal Service...

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Customer Support Closed July 3

The Service Provider Customer Call Center will be closed on Friday, July 3 for Independence Day. It...

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