The federal Universal Service Fund (FUSF) is a federal program created by Congress in order to help ensure telecommunications services are available to all consumers nationwide. The FUSF is administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC).
The Federal Communications Commission‘s (“FCC” or “Commission”) rules mandate that all ITSP's (Interstate Telecommunication Service Providers) must contribute directly to the Federal USF if their annual interstate and international telecommunications revenue exceeds $10,000.00. ITSPs with revenue under the $10,000.00 threshold are considered de minimis and are not required to contribute directly to USF (but will pay USF pass-through amounts to underlying carriers). Therefore, Partners with revenue und