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On March 9, 2023, Keller and Heckman attorneys Greg Kunkle and Casey Lide presented a webinar titled “Navigating the FCC’s Universal Service Program: Compliance Requirements for Service Providers.”

The FCC’s Universal Service Fund (USF) program is one of the most significant regulatory issues faced by service providers. The USF assessment amount is substantial and penalties for non-compliance can be severe. Providers should ensure they understand their USF obligations at every stage of their business.

The webinar provided background on USF principles and an overview of key items on the 2023 version of the FCC Form 499-A. It included a discussion of important rules regarding USF cost recovery from customers, general compliance requirements, and the FCC’s enforcement stance. The presentation also mentioned possible future areas for USF reform.

A recording of the webinar is available at the following link here.