USAC collects and disburses funds for universal service. Companies that make regular payments to universal service are called contributors. Companies that receive universal service disbursements 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.
All requests for USAC's W-9 must be submitted via email to USAC Customer Service.
Examples of non-USAC payments that should not be sent to USAC include, but are not limited to, DCIA payments, other FCC payments, U.S. Treasury payments, and individual state (not federal) universal service payments.
USAC recognizes that some telecommunications providers will disagree with its actions or decisions regarding contributions. As is the case with any administrative action or decision made by USAC, parties affected by USAC actions or decisions regarding billing, collection, or disbursement matters may appeal those decisions. The procedures for filing an appeal with USAC or the FCC can be found on the Appeals page.