What is the Federal Universal Service Fund (FUSF)?

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The FUSF is a fund established by law in 1934, aimed at funding high-speed networks and services for American consumers at just, reasonable and affordable rates, focusing on specific areas and needs through 4 programs (rural areas, low-income consumers, schools and libraries, rural health care).
The FUSF is paid for by contributions from providers of telecommunications based on an assessment of their interstate and international end-user revenues.
Those contributions are levied by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC).


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