• Completed Universal Service FCC Form 499-A’s, on which carriers must report revenue for 2010, are due April 1, 2011. The FCC released a new version of the form for use in 2011, with a modified set of instructions, on March 1, 2011. With very limited exceptions, all carriers are required to file a Form 499-A, regardless of Universal Service Fund (USF) contributor status. These carriers include: local exchange, interexchange, and international carriers; interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers; conference bridge providers; and wireless telephony providers. DA 11-400, WC Docket No. 06-122.

The instructions for FCC Form 499-A can be found here.

The FCC Form 499-A for 2011 can be found here.

A copy of the Public Notice regarding the release of FCC Form 499-A for 2011, including a list of changes to the instructions for 2011, can be found here.

  • The Universal Service contribution factor for the first quarter of 2011 is 15.5%. A copy of the notice can be found here.