The Universal Service Administrative Company announced plans for a significant new wave of program and contributor audits to be initiated in the third quarter of 2022. Contributors and Universal Service Fund program participants should be prepared to provide information and documentation upon request.
During its second quarter board of directors meeting, management of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) announced plans to initiate an additional 60 Universal Service Fund (USF) program and contributor compliance audits in the third quarter of 2022. This represents a significant increase from the prior quarter, in which USAC announced 20 audits.
Our telecommunications, media, and technology team is available to assist companies undergoing a USAC audit. We advise clients on all aspects of universal service, including USF contributions to and distributions from the federal USF and other broadband funding programs, including E-rate; compliance, audits, and investigations; whistleblower complaints; and advocacy before the Federal Communications Commission.
In the third quarter of 2022, our telecommunications, media, and technology team will host a webinar, Working with USAC, to provide guidance on best practices for communication and coordination with USAC in the context of USF audits, appeals, investigations, and other communications.
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