COVID-19 Update: USAC remains open for business. Learn more about USF program responses.

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.


Certain Customer Support Centers Closed – Oct. 11

In observance of the federal holiday, the customer support centers for E-rate, High Cost, Rural Health Care, Contributors, and Service Providers will be closed Monday, October 11, 2021. The Lifeline, Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, and Emergency Connectivity Fund customer support centers will remain open during normal operating hours.

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WCB Releases the 2022 FCC Forms 499-A and 499-Q and Accompanying Instructions

On October 1, 2021, the FCC released the 2022 FCC Form 499-A and the 2022 FCC Form...

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Service Providers Unable to Access E-File on October 9, 2021

Service Providers will not be able to access E-File on Saturday, October 9 2021 from 8 a.m....

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FCC Announces 4th Quarter Contribution Factor is 29.1%

The FCC released a Public Notice, DA 21-1134, announcing that the proposed universal service contribution factor for...

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Service Provider Payment System Unavailable August 21, 2021

Service Providers will not be able to make payments using E-File on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from...

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