Business Opportunities in the Federal Universal Service Programs

This session will provide information on ways to use the $9 billion federal universal service programs to support your business growth.  These programs present opportunities for communications service providers and, increasingly equipment and service providers in the education and healthcare space.  The presentation will cover each of the FCC’s four Universal Service programs, including the new Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, E-Rate, Lifeline, and Rural Healthcare. In addition to a brief overview of the various Universal Service programs, this session will cover the eligibility requirements, FCC/USAC enforcement, and the ins and outs associated with utilizing these funds to support your business expansion.