Join partner Steve Augustino for this workshop that will explore Universal Service Fund (USF) issues that have long plagued telecommunications and emerging operators. Six leading attorneys in the field will discuss basic principles and current issues impacting the determination of carrier contributions to the USF, including: the basic principles involved in determining the appropriate revenue base upon which to base the USF contribution; issues involved in classifying services and related revenues as telecommunications versus information services; methodologies used to determine telecommunications revenues by jurisdiction; the Form 499 and related instructions, highlighting key compliance areas; the USF audit process and common issues; USF-related issues to consider in connection with merger & acquisitions; and USF policy updates.