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.
Universal service programs build out the country’s network infrastructure and serve our schools, libraries, rural healthcare clinics, and families in need. Set Up an Account
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
*This information is based on 2016-2017 Universal Service Fund data.
January System Maintenance
Jan 16, 2020
USAC will perform system maintenance on Friday, January 17 from 9 p.m. until Saturday, January 18 at 10 a.m. ET. During this time, users will not be able to access the single portal dashboard to access any E-File applications including FCC Form 499 (no contributor payments can be made), FCC...Read More
First Quarter 2020 Newsletter Now Available
Jan 15, 2020
Read the 1Q2020 498/499 Spotlight Newsletter, which contains information relevant to service providers and Universal...Read More
Service Provider 1st Quarter Training
Jan 7, 2020
FCC Form 499-Q Basic Training - 1/23/2020 2pm EST Read more about our quarterly webinar...Read More
E-File Outage December 13 – System Maintenance
Dec 13, 2019
USAC will perform E-File system maintenance on Friday, December 13 from 9 p.m. until Saturday,...Read More
FCC Announces the 1st Quarter 2020 Contribution Factor is 21.2%
Dec 13, 2019
On December 12, 2019, the FCC released a Public Notice, DA 19-1266, announcing that the...Read More