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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.


FCC Announces 2nd Quarter Contribution Factor is 33.4%

The FCC released a Public Notice, DA 21-308, announcing that the proposed universal service contribution factor for the second quarter of 2021 (April – June) will be .334 or 33.4 percent.

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E-File Maintenance March 11, 2021

USAC's E-File system will not be available on Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 11:59...

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2021 FCC Form 499-A Now Available in E-File

The 2021 FCC Form 499-A (Annual Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet) is now available in E-File, USAC's online filing...

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Service Provider Payment System Unavailable

Service Providers will not be able to make payments using E-File on Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 6...

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USAC Announces FCC Form 499-A Training Dates

USAC will be hosting training webinars covering how to file the required annual...

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