USF Tracker

An in-depth discussion of developments and trends affecting the federal Universal Service Fund

USF Tracker - May 2023

Lifeline / Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) On May 30, 2023, the Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB), in an Order (DA 23-460) on its own motion, granted a limited, one-time waiver to a number of Lifeline…

USF Tracker - April 2023

Lifeline / Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) On April 28, 2023, Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) announced the annual recertification for Lifeline subscribers.  Starting May 1, 2023, and continuing…

USF Tracker - March 2023

General On March 24, 2023, in Consumers’ Research v. FCC, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a Decision (No. 22-60008) upholding the constitutionality of Congress’s delegation of administration of…

USF Tracker - February 2023

General On February 28, 2023, in the School and Libraries docket, CC Docket No. 02-6, and in the Contribution Methodology docket, WC Docket No. 06-122, the Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) issued a Public Notice (DA…

USF Tracker - January 2023

General On January 31, 2023, in the School and Libraries docket, CC Docket No. 02-6, in the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) program docket, WC Docket No. 21-93, in the Rural Health Care (RHC) program docket, WC…