USAC collects and disburses funds for the federal universal service fund (USF). Companies that make regular payments to the USF are called "contributors." Companies that receive disbursements from the USF are called either "service providers" or "applicants."
Below is a list of the types of payments owed to USAC by contributors, service providers, and applicants. Click on the links below for more information about each type of payment and specific instructions to ensure USAC can apply payments correctly to the entities' accounts.
For entities that disagree with the amount billed, please refer to the Disputes and Appeals section on our website to determine proper course of action.
Companies that require a W-9 from USAC for tax reporting purposes can find it here.
Examples of non-USAC payments that should NOT be sent to USAC include, but are not limited to, DCIA payments, other FCC payments, and individual state (not federal) USF payments.