The Enforcement Bureau’s Fraud Division and Investigations and Hearings Division enforce the Commission’s regulations governing the Universal Service Fund (USF) and programs subsidized through the USF, including rules covering the Lifeline program; service provider filing requirements and contributions to the USF; and new broadband initiatives, such as the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program and Affordable Connectivity Program. These enforcement actions protect the integrity of the USF programs, prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in connection with the USF programs, and help to ensure the delivery of the essential services supported by the USF programs. Suspensions and debarments from USF programs are overseen by the Investigations and Hearings Division.



Tuesday, December 20, 2022