Federal Universal Service

The firm provides counseling to international and domestic telecommunications clients to help them comply with their federal universal service reporting and contribution obligations.  The firm also helps federal universal service program beneficiaries obtain federal universal service funds and comply with their reporting obligations.  Among other things, representation includes:

  • FCC Forms 499-A and 499-Q, Including Identification of Potential Exemptions and Safe Harbors
  • E-Rate and Lifeline Program Assistance and Compliance
  • Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) audits, selective reviews and program integrity assurance reviews
  • FCC OIG audits
  • FCC Enforcement, Consent Decree, and Compliance Plan Negotiations and Proceedings
  • FCC Appeals of USAC and FCC Wireline Competition Bureau Decisions
  • Federal Universal Service Rulemaking Proceedings
  • Petitioning of State Representatives and Federal Commissioners On Federal Universal Service Matters

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