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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.


Service Provider Payment System Unavailable May 21, 2022

Service providers will not be able to make payments using E-File on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET due to maintenance on the system. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Scheduled Website Maintenance on Wednesday, April 20

On Wednesday, April 20, USAC will conduct emergency maintenance on from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m....

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Yesterday, April 6, 2022, the FCC released Public Notice DA 22-371 which announces the transition from...

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FCC Announces 2nd Quarter Contribution Factor is 23.8%

The FCC released a Public Notice, DA 22-268, announcing...

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2022 FCC Form 499-A Now Available in E-File

The 2022 FCC Form 499-A (Annual Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet) is now available in E-File, USAC’s online filing...

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