Kelley Drye is proud to present our 7th Annual Update on federal Universal Service Fund (USF) activities. This one-of-a-kind webinar provides an in-depth discussion of trends and issues involving the Universal Service Fund, from contributions, to the four support funds, as well as audits and enforcement. This educational event is intended to help any communications provider understand and thrive in this space.
During the webinar we will address major developments in the Universal Service Fund over the past year, including changes in the Lifeline and E-rate programs, and reforms to the Connect America Fund and the Mobility Fund. We also will discuss new trends in USF audits, including the appearance of third-party auditors in the contributions space for the first time. We will also provide our annual review of what you need to know in the FCC's Form 499-A Instructions.
Finally, we will discuss the oversight and enforcement of USF benefits and contributions, with particular emphasis on the interplay between USAC, the Enforcement Bureau, the FCC Office of Inspector General and the Wireline Competition Bureau, providing practical insights into what to expect in investigations and how to navigate them successfully.
Please click here to view a copy of the slides and here to access a recording of the webinar.