Proposed contribution factor for first quarter 2016 is 18.2 percent.

Contribution Factor: Telecommunications companies must pay a percentage of their interstate end-user revenues to the Universal Service Fund. This percentage is called the contribution factor. The contribution factor changes four times a year (quarterly) and is increased or decreased depending on the needs of the Universal Service programs. You can read more about the contribution factor in the FCC's Fact Sheet on Universal Service.

Quarterly Administrative Filings: Quarterly Administrative filings are submitted each quarter to the FCC by the Universal Service Administrator. The quarterly administrative filings contain information about the needs of the Universal Service fund in the upcoming quarter. The FCC uses this information to calculate the contribution factor.

  • Visit the USAC Website to view Quarterly Administrative Filings.

 

Public Notices on Proposed Contribution Factors

 

YEAR QUARTERS
First Second Third fourth
2016 12/11/15  
2015 12/15/14 3/13/15 6/12/15 9/14/15
2014 12/13/13 3/12/14 6/12/14 9/11/14
2013 12/12/12 3/12/13 6/12/13 9/11/13
2012 12/14/11 3/13/12 6/11/12 9/12/12
2011 12/13/10 3/10/11 6/14/11 9/13/11
2010 12/11/09 3/12/10 6/10/10 9/10/10
2009 12/15/08 3/13/09 6/15/09 9/14/09
2008 12/14/07 3/14/08 6/11/08 9/12/08
2007 12/13/06 3/16/07 6/15/07 9/13/07
2006 12/15/05 3/13/06 6/9/06 9/11/06
2005 12/13/04 3/10/05 6/14/05 9/15/05
2004 12/4/03 3/5/04 6/7/04 9/16/04
2003 12/9/02 3/21/03 6/6/03 9/5/03
2002 12/7/01 3/8/02 6/13/02 9/10/02
2001 12/8/00 3/9/01 6/8/01 9/12/01
2000 not yet established 3/7/00 6/9/00 9/8/00
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