COVID-19 Update: USAC remains open for business—Washington, DC office closed. 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.


FCC Announces the 3rd Quarter Contribution Rate is 26.5%

On June 12, 2020, the FCC released Public Notice, DA 20-617, announcing the proposed universal service contribution factor for the third quarter, July–September 2020, will be .265 or 26.5 percent.

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Second Quarter 2020 Newsletter Available Now

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FCC Form 499-Q Basics Webinar

Please join us on Tuesday, April 7 at 2 p.m. ET for our FCC Form 499-Q Basics...

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FCC Announces the 2nd Quarter 2020 Contribution Factor is 19.6%

On March 13, 2020, the FCC released Public Notice, DA 20-269, announcing the...

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USAC Remains Open for Business – DC Office Closed

At USAC, we are committed to the health and safety of our employees, contractors, and stakeholders during...

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