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:

Rural Health Care

E-rate

High Cost

Lifeline

*This information is based on 2016-2017 Universal Service Fund data.

Announcements

FCC Announces 4th Quarter 2019 Contribution Factor Increase to 25.0%

The FCC released a Public Notice, DA 19-910, announcing that the proposed universal service contribution factor for the fourth quarter, October - December 2019, will be .250 or 25.0 percent.

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FCC Announces 3rd Quarter 2019 Contribution Factor Increase to 24.4%

The FCC released a Public Notice (DA 19-559) announcing that the proposed universal service contribution...

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FCC Form 498 – Update Required

Service Providers Must Update their FCC Form 498 to include the business type Service providers...

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E-File Unavailable due to USAC System Maintenance

USAC will perform monthly system maintenance beginning at 6 p.m. ET on May 17 through...

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Second Quarter Spotlight Newsletter is now available

Click here to read the 2Q2019 498/499 Spotlight.

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