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.


USAC Customer Service Centers Closed – November 24-25, 2022

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the USAC Customer Service Centers will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25.

The Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Customer Service Centers will remain open on Friday, November 25.

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UEI Now Required on FCC Form 498

USAC updated the FCC Form 498 for all service providers on November 16, 2022 to require...

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Service Provider Payment System Unavailable November 12, 2022

Service providers will not be able to make payments using E-File on Saturday, November 12, 2022 from...

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Reminder: UEI Required on FCC Form 498 in November

On April 6, 2022, the FCC released a Public Notice (DA-22-371) announcing that the General Services...

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FCC Releases Hurricane Ian Relief Order

On October 4, 2022, the Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released an...

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